There are over 60 species of Ledebouria, recently split off from Scilla. Most Ledebouria are native to Africa or Madagascar, while plants in the Scilla genus come from the Northern Hemisphere.
Ledebouria is a group of bulbous plants with variously spotted, textured and colored leaves in a range of sizes. They typically produce rosettes of leaves which may vary in number from one to several leaves, usually densely to sparsely spotted or plain. The leaves of some species are textured with pustules, pits or hairs. Small flowers are produced on loose un-branched racemes ranging from bright lilac to deep pink or purple. They can also be green or yellowish green and usually exhibit a central green stripe down each petal.
Name Derivation: Named for Karl Friedrich von Ledebour, 19th century German botanist
Ledebouria is in the family Asparagaceae.