Ammocharis coranica, known as the Karoo Lily, is a larger bulbous herbs with the bulbs being relatively large and thickly brown- tunicated.
This large lily is recognised by its profusion of beautiful deep pink, sweetly-scented flowers.
The spectacular flower head is arranged in a rounded terminal cluster. The leaves are flat and broad, from the base of the plant and lying along the ground.
It is a characteristic feature of Ammocharis that the dry inflorescence breaks away from the bulb and rolls along the veld in a light breeze, distributing its seeds as it moves, hence the common name tumbleweed. It shares this characteristic with the genera Brunsvigia and Boophane.