This member of the Haemodoraceae family was
given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1759. It is found in grass land
of South Africa, growing in sand or another well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The rhizome will grow to five centimetres, the plant from 20-70 centimetres
height. The flowers are pale yellow to bright apricot, sometimes
with dark markings.
Named after E. J. von
Wachendorff, Dutch Professor of Botany.