Member of the Liliaceae (lily) family. Native to South Africa. Not a true fern. The fruit-like structures that sometimes are present are just that, fruit. Relatives include daylily, hyacinth, tulip, lily-of-the-valley, poker-flower, lily.
Plant is a herbaceous perennial with rhizomes and fiberous roots.
Stems erect with much branching.
This species is bushier than plumosus.
Because of its delicate foliage, it is often used in bud vases and in corsages and boutonnieres.
It is eay to work with because it has no spines.
The specific epithet name virgatus means twiggy.