Grass like perennial forb to 80cm tall. Leaves basal, with a sheath at the base, 10-80cm long, 1.3-3mm wide, flat, hairless, with 2 teeth at the tip. Male and female flowers on different plants. Flowers fragrant, white, pink, or mauve, with 6 ‘petals’, loosely scattered over the branches of flower stems arising from the base of the plant. Family Lomandraceae in NSW, Liliaceae in SA.
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 187