This specimen of Lachenalia pallida displays a well developed inflorescence with colour changes up the raceme as the perianths mature. Some bracts and maybe sterile, purple buds that will not develop are seen at the top. The purplish colouring is gradually lost as flowers open and the inner tepal tips recurve into an urn-shape; the outer ones being shorter with green tips and clasping the tube. Lowermost flowers lose the white corolla colour, becoming pale yellow with the stamens far exserted, tipped with globose, yellow anthers.
The cylindrical scape is much paler in colour than the two outwardly curving leaves. The upturned leaf margins form a deep channel, tapering to the tips. Small warty protuberances are noticeable along the leaf surfaces (Manning, 2009).