This little member of the
Alliaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf
Schlechter in 1897. It is found
in the Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to a
centimetre and a half
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in
flowers are greenish white to light pinkish.
Tulbaghia is named after
Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope.