Common Fringed Lily
Other names: Fringed violet
Habitat: Moist heath and woodland, usally amongst dense undergrowths
Uses: The tubers are edible
References: Baker and Corringham, Low, Robinson
An ascending or sprawling herb with stems to 50cm long. Each flower only lasts for a single day.
The tubers taste watery and almost flavourless. Many of the lilies produce tubers, which were roasted by Aboriginies. Most lily tubers (possibly including this one) are also edible raw.
Photo: Darwin Track, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW
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