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Chocolate Lily

The Chocolate Lily, or Dichopogon strictus, is widespread around Wedderburn, Vic. It is a herbaceous perennial plant and native to Australia.

It can have up to 12 leaves. The flowers tend to droop downwards and you often need to prop them up to get a decent sort of a photo.  The flowers range in colour from a pale mauve to a dark purple.

The tubers of the plant, which can apparently be quite juicy but bitter, were eaten by first nations people according to Wikipedia.

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