Erect single narrow to lance-shaped, channelled, fleshy leaf, often reddish base, to 30cm x 20mm, sheathing at base of stem; 2-3 sheathing stem bracts.
Perennial herb with fleshy egg-shaped tubers. Plants form massed displays. Flowers frequently remain closed and self-pollinate.
4-10 purple to blue flowers, to 26mm across, with perianth segments pointed. Column erect with darker streaks. Dark brown hooded post-anther lobe, with an entire V-notched, yellow apex. Column arms projected forward with upper surface covered in white hairs.
Purple with darker veins
Grassy & healthy forests, Grassy Woodlands and Grasslands.
Date of Last Record
Well drained soil.