Lagenophora gracilis

Common name: 

Slender Bottle-daisy

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTVWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Lowland forest, tea-tree scrub, dry forest1

Flower description:

White to pale mauve2

Habit:

Perennial herb with flower stalk to 250 mm long. The flowering stalk is glabrous1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished from L. stipitata by tuberous roots that are not spreading, and a scape that is dark in colour2

Images:
Image of Lagenophora gracilis
Image of Lagenophora gracilis Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria