The yellow flowers of Bulbine narcissifolia grow on tall (50 cm), erect stalks. Individual flowers are star-shaped, initially covered by membranous bracts. The stamens are bearded, a feature of the Bulbine genus. The flowers in the raceme start opening from below, a characteristic shared with flowers of the Asphodelaceae family to which it belongs. The open flower section divides the raceme into three different looking parts, unless it is at one of the extremes.
Several of these compact inflorescences may be produced by a thriving clump in one season. And the plant has two flowering seasons per annum: It flowers in spring and again in autumn, resting during the hottest parts of summer and in winter. Whether this occurs similarly in all parts of the wide distribution area is doubtful (Manning, 2009; www.plantzafrica.com).