Single golden yellow flowers are perched on the end of 150 – 180mm long stems of this autumn flowering bulb, from warm temperate Uruguay and Argentina. It is labelled Ipheion hirtellum at the moment. The poor plant has changed name a number of times since being discovered and is now known as Nothoscordum hirtellum. The flowers scent of rubber or deep heat depending on your imagination.
Pot cultivated and plunged in a sand bed to give a cool root zone but naturally found growing in open grassland where regular rainfall is experienced. A member of the Alliaceae (the onion family); smell the leaves for confirmation.