Common Name: Scrambling Lily
Flowering plant in Kotara, suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Photograph by: Tony Rodd
Scrambling lily is an evergreen perennial climbing plant. It produces stems up to 8 metres long that scramble over the ground, twining around any vegetation for support.
The edible stems are sometimes gathered from wild plants for local use. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
Australia - Queensland, New South Wales.
Moist eucalyptus forests, sparse rainforests, rainforest margins and creek banks[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Habit||Evergreen Perennial Climber
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds from the tropical to the warm temperate zone.
Prefers a humus-rich loamy soil[
]. Succeeds in most soils when grown in a shady position[
A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around the thin branches of other plants[
]. The flowers, which are borne in terminal cymes, are sweetly scented[
Young shoots - cooked. They make a fine substitute for asparagus[
The stems of the plant are very strong. They can be used as rough ropes[
Seed - germinates readily if sown when fresh[
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