1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 31George lily, Vallota purpurea. Fairly frequent on the mountains from George to Humansdorp, locally called Berglelie, but more widely known as Knysna lily.
1946K.C. Stanford inFarmer’s Weekly 30 Oct. 49George Lily..is becoming scarce. An enterprising grower in that district could do well with it.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 226George lily,..Bulbs have..proved toxic to calves, rabbits and sheep.
1973Beeton & Dorner inEng. Usage in Sn Afr.Vol.4No.2, 18George lily,..orig. found in the kloof near George in 1774..is now a popular garden flower.
1982A. MoriartyOuteniqua Tsitsikamma 46George Lily, Knysna Lily..can still be seen in the indigenous forests and along mountain streams in the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains and in the perennially moist kloofs off the Langkloof.
1985K. PienaarGrow S. Afr. Plants 41George lily...A bulb with beautiful trumpet-shaped, scarlet flowers in spring.
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