Very delicious liliacea!
Liliacea tubers provided Kooris with an important and delicious food source.
I have been waiting for the first Chocolate-lilies to appear, since their leaves have been shooting for some time. Today I found some flowering on the hill:
These lilies smell just like chocolate. The tubers, which are juicy and slightly bitter in taste, were eaten by local indigenous peoples.
Just nearby, I spotted Twining Fringe-lily flowering. They were also valued for their tubers which were cooked and eaten as bush tucker.
Further along were some milkmaids (Burchadia umbellata) whose long tuberous roots were roasted.
Most lilies regenerate each year from tubers or tuberous root-stocks. Not only do they provide a gorgeous display but are edible too!!