Nomocharis aperta belongs to the family Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to southern China (Yunnan and Sichuan) and Burma. This herb grows in broad-leaved forests, bamboo scrub, alpine grasslands; 3,000-3,900 m elevation, and it can reach 25-50 cm in height. The leaves are alternate, broadly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. The flowers are rose or pink, with a deep maroon or purplish crimson blotch at base, and a few or more crimson spots mostly in proximal part. They bloom from June to July.