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Milkmaids

Burchardia umbellata

Description:

Found this herb amongst other orchids and spring flowers,Burchardia umbellata (Milkmaids) is a perennial herb native to woodlands and heath of southern Australia. It typically flowers in September, in dry sclerophyll forests

Habitat:

Heath, open Eucalypt forest (sclerophyll forests)

Notes:

The narrow leaves of this plant are up to 60 cm long, by 1.5-4 mm wide. White or pale pink flowers sit atop a thin stalk that is 50-60 cm high. There is a cluster of up to ten carrot-shaped tubers at the base, each about 5 mm thick. Each flower has a reddish center, and the flowers occur in groups of 2-10 flowers. A flower measures about 25 mm wide.

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Aonach_Eagach
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5152, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 28, 2011

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