The nominate form:
Tulbaghia violacea spp. violacea .
violacea var. obtusa Baker.
This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by
William Henry Harvey in 1837. It is found
in eastern South Africa up to Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in
flowers are pink to white.
Tulbaghia is named after
Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope, violacea