Australian Native Plants

  Doryanthes palmeri (Spear Lily)


Doryanthes palmeri photo
Spear Lily

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Doryanthes palmeri photo
Spear Lily

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




SPEAR LILY FACTS

distribution map showing range of Doryanthes palmeri in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Spear Lily

Description
The Spear Lily is large herbaceous plant with long sword shaped leaves and large reddish brown flowerheads in spring on stems 2m to 5m tall.

Height
1m - 3m

Spread
1.5m - 6m

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales,



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Doryanthaceae
Genus:Doryanthes
Species:palmeri
Common Name:Spear Lily


Relatives in same Genus
  Doryanthes excelsa