Bulbine Lily

Family: Asphodeliaceae
Genus: Bulbine
Species: bulbosa
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Widespread and quite common across temperate parts of eastern states. Bulbine forms clumps and sometimes big colonies in temperate grassland and grassy woodlands. The yellow star shaped flowers are about 2cm across and are held on flowering spikes that grow to about 60cm tall. Leaves can be thick and fleshy if growing in good conditions.

Flowering start in September and ends in March.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

Uses

The corms of mature plants are nutritious and were used as food by the Aborigines, who called it parm, puewan, and pike. They regarded the corms as the sweetest-tasting of the lily and lily-like Australian plants.

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2003/bulbine-bulbosa.html

http://ianfrasertalkingnaturally.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html

Created: 23 Jun 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

near Canberra

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