Anthericum bulbosum R.Br.
Anthericum semibarbatum Hook.
Blephanthera depressa Raf.
Blephanthera hookeri Raf.
Bulbine australis Spreng.
Bulbine fraseri Kunth
Bulbine subbarbata Steud.
Bulbinopsis bulbosa (R.Br.) Borzi.
Phalangium bulbosum (R.Br.) Kuntze
Common Name: Golden Lily
Golden lily is a perennial plant producing rosettes of grass-like leaves up to 45cm tall from a tuberous rootstock.
The edible tuber is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is often grown as an ornamental in gardens.
Causes severe scouring if eaten by sheep or cattle[
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
Grassland and rock crevices[
], in swampy situations up to the sub-alpine zone[
]. Usually found on flats or sandy soils[
]. Woodlands, grassland and saltbush plains[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Bulbine bulbosa is found from the temperate zone of Tasmania to the tropics of central Queensland. It can tolerate some frost - it is said to tolerate short-lived temperatures falling as low as -7°c so long as the soil is very well drained[
Easily grown in a well-drained sandy loam in a sunny sheltered position[
]. Tolerates poor soils[
]. The flowering stems are easily damaged and flattened[
A very ornamental[
] and polymorphic species which could possibly be better treated as a complex of closely related species[
Tuber - cooked[
]. Starchy and palatable when grown in moist conditions[
]. Plants only produce one tuber and that is up to 3cm wide[
Division as the plants come into growth. Pot the divisions up and grow them on until they are established then plant them out.
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