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Burchardia umbellata


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


Heath, open Eucalypt forest (sclerophyll forests)


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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5152, South Australia, Australia

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

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