Bulbine semibarbata

Common name: 

Leek Lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDFGHJKMNRSTWZ) all States except NT

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

Sandy soils in drier areas and granite outcrops and salt lake margins1,2

Flower description:



Tufted annual to 30 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Roots of this species are fibrous. The inner 3 stamens are bearded and perianth segments are less than 7 mm long1

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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
2 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au