geldbeursie (Afr.) (little money purse); blougif (Afr.) (blue poison).
This bulbous perennial which grows 35 – 60 cm high, bears two, three or sometimes four narrow, channelled leaves. The leaf margins are rolled in, becoming warty and conspicuously clasping the stem at the base of the plant.
It is closely related to ornithogalum (chinkerinchee), which is also a toxic plant. Children can be poisoned from accidental ingestion and animals grazing in pastures are at risk.