Lachenalia contaminata (wild hyacinth) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to the Western Cape of South Africa. It is a bulbous perennial growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall, with grass-like leaves and fleshy stems bearing brushlike white flowers tipped with maroon in spring.
|L. contaminata (Redouté)|
The Latin specific epithet contaminata refers to the flowers which appear to be "contaminated" with red or brown markings.