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Family Cochicaceae

Burchardia umbellata Milkmaids

A conspicuous inflorescence, borne at the end of a long, slender stalk, consisting of a number of white, star-like flowers, each about 1.5cm across. The centre of each flower is red. The plant has two grass-like leaves.

Habitat: grassland, forest and heath.

Flowering: Spring

Distribution: Widespread in Sydney. Also New South Wales south coast, southern tablelands and western slopes. All other states except the Northern Territory.

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