Diplarrena moraea

Common name: 

Butterfly Flag

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (KNPSTWZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Heathlands and open-forest1
Sandy or peaty soils mostly north of Darby Saddle2

Flower description:

White or purplish2,1

Habit:

Evergreen perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has large flowers (to 40 mm wide) with three large petals outside 3 smaller petals with yellow tinges2,1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.