Grass like perennial forb 20-80cm tall. Leaves basal, with a sheath at the base, 20-80cm long, 1.5-5mm wide, flat. Male and female flowers on different plants. Fragrant flowers. Flowers white to cream, with 6 ‘petals’ (only 3 obvious). Flower heads spherical, ovoid, or cylindrical (female flowers), along and/or at the top of flowering stems arising from the base of the plant.
It differs from Lomandra leucocephala ssp. leucocephala in that the leaves are usually 1.5-5mm wide; the leaf sheaths are yellow to brown; and male flower groups usually have three or more clusters. 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