Devia is an evergreen cormous monotypic genus in the Iridaceae family native to the winter rainfall western Karoo of South Africa. It is most closely related to Crocosmia and is in the Freesieae tribe.

Devia xeromorpha is a local endemic of the Roggeveld found near Sutherland. It has a many flowered one sided spike of long-lived trumpet shaped pink flowers. Not discovered until the 1980s, it grows in dense clumps and with long narrow, sharp tipped leaves it looks more like the native grasses that grow in the same habitat. It blooms late in the season, in November and December, usually after it has stopped raining.

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