Brunsvigia josephinae belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that has a widespread distribution in winter rainfall areas from the western Cape to the western Karoo and the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. This herb grows on rocky slopes and clay flats in "Renosterveld" (arid scrubs), and up to a height of 65 cm. The leaves are 8-20, recurved, oblong and smooth. The dark red, orange-yellow towards the base, flowers are in an open, widely spreading culster, and bloom from February to April.