The Chocolate Lily – Arthropodium strictum

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Arthropodium strictum aka Dichopogon strictus, Chocolate Lily
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Arthropodium strictum aka Dichopogon strictus, Chocolate Lily

Arthropodium strictum aka Dichopogon strictus, Chocolate Lily
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Montacute Conservation Park – November 15th, 2014 – mild to warm, overcast conditions

This common species has a sweet, vanilla-chocolatey scent – Very pleasing – Before European settlement, this species was widespread and abundant in open areas. See also my entry on Arthropodium fimbriatum aka Dichopogon fimbriatus.

https://sanatureteers.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/the-nodding-chocolate-lily-arthropodium-fimbriatum/

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Arthropodium+strictum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichopogon_strictus

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