Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)


Beautiful Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata) are in bloom in the hills near Gawler.

They’re a beautiful little flower, similar to Early Nancy (Wurmbea dioica), but later in the season.

Like Early Nancy, Milkmaids have edible tubers and roots. They’re starchy and crisp, but not that tasty. I prefer to appreciate the beauty of the flowers rather than destroy the plant to nibble on their tubers

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