Sydney Plants
6 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Australian Plants, Sydney Plants 0
Patersonia glabrata (Leafy purple-flag)

Family Family Iridaceae A striking plant when in flower, this bunch of long, smooth, grass-like leaves, produces several large bright purple flowers on stalks that are usually longer than the leaves. There are several other similar species in the area. The diagnostic feature for this species is that its leaves are tufted from the base [...]


6 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Australian Plants, Sydney Plants 0
Burchardia umbellata (Milkmaids)

Family Cochicaceae A conspicuous inflorescence, borne at the end of a long, slender stalk, consisting of a number of white, star-like flowers, each about 1.5cm across. The centre of each flower is red. The plant has two grass-like leaves. Habitat: grassland, forest and heath. Flowering: Spring Distribution: Widespread in Sydney. Also New South Wales south [...]