Sowerbaea juncea

Sowerbaea juncea

Brisbane Wildflowers

Known as the “Vanilla Lily” from the smell of their flowers, these otherwise inconspicuous grass-like plants will suddenly spatter their wallum heath neighbourhood with shades of pink in spring.

While not a rare plant, their home on flat coastal plains has seen much of their habitat lost to urban development.

Sowerbaea juncea, Mooloolah River National Park, Oct 2016 – Photograph courtesy of Neil Murphy.

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