Erect single narrow to rounded channelled leaf 5-19cm x 1-4mm, dark green with reddish base, sheathing at base of stem; 1-2 sheathing stem bracts.
Perennial herb with fleshy egg-shaped tubers. Plants form massed displays.
2-4 yellow raceme flowers, to 45mm across. Sepals red/brown striped on outside. White to yellow column erect. Column arms 2-lobed red/brown, situated above the column, mid-lobe absent. Anther with yellow ovid tip, sitting below column arms.
Bright yellow, reddish brown on outside
Dry woodland, damp and forests, tea-tree heath, grassy low open forest.
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Moist well drained soils from heavy clays to gravel. Full sun, semi shade. Flowers open freely on warm days. Flowers well after fire.