This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by
Carl Linnaeus Jr. in 1782. It is found
in the western part of South Africa, growing in a loos clay, sand or
other light soil with
some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to eight
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 or even 25 centimetres in
flowers are orange-brown or even pink.
The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of
Good Hope. The species name means 'looking like Allium', another
member of the family.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Alliaceae is now part of
Tulbaghia is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of
is a winter-grower.