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Milkmaids

Burchardia umbellata

Description:

Simple, clean white 25mm flowers in clusters of up to 10 with six petals. The flowers were on top of a single, plain, tubular stem about 40cm above ground. The base was a clump of narrow, long, pointed, dark green leaves.

Habitat:

Near a small lake in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Aboriginals ate the tubers either raw or cooked.
These flowers were already host to some small crab spiders which look like they're doing quite well for themselves. The spiders must be about 2mm.

No species ID suggestions

27 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya and Antonio.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

congratulations Mark... nice spotting...

Beautiful spotting Mark,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks Chamalka, Tiz, Marta. I saw them again today and was surprised how small they are... but still very attractive.

Tiz
Tiz 4 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD! A very fine one as well :)

Best ones from Sweden

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 4 years ago

Congratulations Mark.Lovely spotting!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congratulations, Mark! :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks Pradeep and Reza.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Congratulations ! for the SOTD!

Congratulations !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thank you Gilma. Yes I think you might be right.. not many flower SOTD.

Beautiful flowers!! Congratulations on the SOTD, Mark Ridgway.
Isn't this one of the few if not the first "Flower/Plants" that gets that honor, here in PN?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks everyone.

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 4 years ago

Nice flower! Congrats Mark!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Beautiful flowers, Mark! I especially love the 4th photo. Congrats!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congrats Mark! Lovely spotting. Insects and spiders are a plus :-)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 4 years ago

What a gorgeous flower .. congrats on the SOTD Mark

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 4 years ago

Way to go Mark on your SOTD ! insects seem to agree :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations ! They are beautiful and I love the collection of insects.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Nice Mark, congrats on SOTD

MartinL
MartinL 4 years ago

Well done Mark!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 4 years ago

too good !! both (flower n spider) are awesome !!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

That's wonderful. Thanks so much Yasser. I'm not usually big on flowers but these sweet little gems plucked some heartstrings.

Yasser
Yasser 4 years ago

Mark, it might be simple, but it's a beauty and our Spotting of the Day! It was quite fascinating to read about how the potato-like tubers were used as food too. Thanks for sharing this stunner and so many others and thanks for all you do for the community.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Thanks Hema and Vinny. These were a very pleasant find today.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.88, Long: 145.25

Spotted on Sep 26, 2014
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014

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