Burchardia umbellata R.Br.


A perennial herb with thickened roots from a short rhizome. Inflorescence to 65 cm, flowers in a bracteate umbel. Leaves 1-2, linear-tapering, sheathing. Flowers numerous, spreading, to 2.5 cm wide; spring.Tepals white to pinkish, anthers and ovary reddish purple.

Grown as a garden ornamental in full sun to light shade.

Australia except NT.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Colchicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Colchicaceae
genus        Burchardia R.Br.