Diplarrena moraea

Common Name:

Butterfly Flag



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-forest 1
Sandy or peaty soils mostly north of Darby Saddle 2

Flower Description:

White or purplish 2,1


Evergreen perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has large flowers (to 40 mm wide) with three large petals outside 3 smaller petals with yellow tinges 2,1


Image: Lorraine Norden

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