Perennial herb. Grows from a corm and tuberous roots. Usually has only 1 stem with flowers at the extreme. Plant dies down after flowering.
10 cm to 60 cm high
1 or 2 narrow, fleshy basal leaves 10-20cm long x 3-5mm wide. Leaves are channeled. Leaf-like bracts on flowering stem.
Cluster of 2 to 8 flowers with pink or purple anthers. 30mm wide. 6 petals.
September to December
Small triangular shaped fruits 10-15 mm long. Light green.
Naturally occurring plants in moist well drained soil ion heathland and open forest.Common throughout Australia except NT
Common, not threatened
Aborigines use the tubers, either raw or roasted, as a food source.
<< Click photos to enlarge >>
Create a free website
Insects page 2
Insects page 3
Where they have been
Fungi Home Page
Trees & Shrubs
Vines & Creepers
Binginwarri Landcare Group