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|Botanical Name:||Dichopogon strictus Synonym(s): Arthropodium strictum , Arthropodium stricta|
|Common Name:||Chocolate Lily|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Lily, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Tubers can be eaten raw or roasted but the chocolate scented flowers are not edible. The tubers are juicy and slightly bitter in taste.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|1 m x 80 cm|
|Foliage:||Grass-like leaves. Narrow, flat, slightly channelled leaves 10-60 cm x 1-10 mm.|
|Flowers:||The scent of the deep pink to mauve-Violet flowers resembles chocolate, caramel or vanilla. Erect branched flowering stem with single fragrant flowers on erect stalks to 35 mm long, petal and sepal lobes spreading. Anthers purple with bright yellow appendages. September-December|
|Dies down after flowering. Frost tolerant. Plant in groups or drifts in small gardens, cottage gardens, rockeries and containers. Grow well under trees. Chocolate fragrance is very obvious.|