This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was described by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found in the Cape
Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to four centimetres, the
whole plant up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are from yellow over
pink to blue.
The name Lachenalia
is in honour of honour of the Swiss botanist Warnerus de la