Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Burchardia
Species: umbellata
Main Flower Colour: White


Evocatively named Milkmaids form a lily-like plant with narrow, elongated leaves about 40 cm long. Flowers are held on a slender, 40 cm high stalk that has two leaf-like bracts along its length. The white (or sometimes pink tinged) flowers have 6 petals (tepals really) and are about 20 - 25mm across, with a pinkish centre. The flowers are arranged in clusters (umbels) of 2-10 flowers.

Flowering start in October and ends in November.


The main flower colour is white.

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Bio Regions

South Eastern Highlands (SEH)

Region Specifics

open woodland near Canberra

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