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Native Turmeric or Cape York Lily

Curcuma australasica


This was in my grandmother's yard. She came up to visit today (July 4th, 2011) and identified it. She says it is in the Ginger family.


The bulbs were purchased in Atlanta, GA, and planted in Valparaiso, FL. They lived two years down there, and did not make it a 3rd year. Either they needed a more cold dormant season, or got too cold. Wikipedia says they are from Queensland, Australia.

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Valparaiso, Florida

Spotted on Jul 3, 2005
Submitted on Jun 10, 2011

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