Grass like perennial forb to 40cm tall. Leaves basal, with a sheath at the base, 20-60cm long, 1-2mm wide, narrow and flat, with white hairs near the base and along the edges. Male and female flowers on different plants. Fragrant flowers. Flowers white to cream, with 6 ‘petals’ (only 3 obvious). Flower heads spherical, oval, or cylindrical (female only), along and/or at the top of flowering 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 188