Slender perennial lily with open, branched sprays of white or pale pink, vanilla-scented flowers to 70 cm. Slightly fleshy spreading dark green grass-like leaves may have a waxy bloom.
Plump edible tubers. Anthers are white and purple.
Perennial. Moist well-drained rocky soils in full sun.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The multiple fleshy white tubers were cooked and eaten as food by Aboriginal people. They are also palatable without cooking.
Drooping Vanilla-lily A. pendulum has drooping purple flowers with densely hairy purple and yellow anthers. Pale Vanilla-lily A. milleflorum has yellow and white anthers. It was described by Hooker in 1840 and forgotten, and may be endemic to Tas.