12-40cm tall. Flowers erupt from the side of the tubular leaf, leaving the free tip among the flowers.
Up to 30, cream to green with reddish base uppermost.
February - May.
Locally common in gumland scrub and winter wet clays, often with sundews and sedges. South to Nelson.
Can be locally abundant at suitable sites but naturally uncommon.
Very similar to G. nudum but sometimes with more flowers.
The leaf extends into the flower spike flowers dominantly creamy green.