The Tecophilaea violiflora belongs to the family Tecophilaeaceae. It is a perennial herb that is distributed from Peru to Chile and Brazil in South America. The leaves are linear lanceolate, about 20 cm long, and only one basal. Around April, the flower stalks are stretched and one or two blue, mauve, purple, and white flowers come in bloom. After flowering, when seeds are borne, the terrestrial dies and sleeps until fall. It is named after the Italian botanical illustrator Tecophila Colla-Billoti in the early 19th century.