|Chocolate Lily Arthropodium (formerly Dichopogon) fimbriatum, Bigga Cemetery, New South Wales.|
To some people (including me) it does smell like dark chocolate, to others it more resembles vanilla.
|Vanilla Lily Arthropodium milleflorum.This one does smell unequivocally of vanilla, but it was the edible tubers which |
caught the attention of Aboriginal People.
The species name 'thousand flowers' does represent a touch of hyperbole!
|Small Vanilla Lily Arthropodium minum. |
This one is tiny, less than 30cm high with flowers only about 10mm across.
|Rush Lily Sowerbaea juncea, Ulladulla, New South Wales. |
This one grows in near-coastal boggy heathland.
|Purple Tassels Sowerbaea laxiflora, Perth.|
Unusually, Western Australia doesn't have a monopoly on this genus!
|Wombat Berry, Deua National Park, New South Wales.|
The berries are edible, as are the tubers, as with many other members of this family.
|Lomandra longifolia Canberra. |
Note that this is a planting (outside the National Portrait Gallery) - to my surprise my picture library lacked this species -
and for some reason the leaves had been slashed before flowering.
|Thysanotus manglesianus, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia.|
|Twining Fringe Lily Thysanotus patersonii, Canberra.|
|Thysanotus juncifolius, Mareeba, tropical Queensland.|
This one has a similarly extensive distribution to the previous one, but isn't found in New Guinea.