Bulbine bulbosa

Common name: 

Bulbine Lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands (BCDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Seasonally inundated and waterlogged soils in woodlands, grasslands and sclerophyll forest1

Flower description:



Tufted perennial herb to 50 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This plant has a thick, fleshy root. All 6 stamens in the flower are bearded and the perianth is more than 7 mm long1

Image of Bulbine bulbosa
Image of Bulbine bulbosa Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria