Kaempheria plant blooms the fragrant flowers. Its flower emerges straight from the ground, even before the leaves appear.
Kaempheria is a stemless plant producing a pseudo stem with 2 to 4 erect leaves from an underground rhizome that has small tuberous roots. Flowering stems are produced from the rhizome when the leaves are not present. Flowers resemble small orchids or African violets but have just three petals.