Paten Park Native Nursery - 57 Paten Road, Paten Park, The Gap, QLD 4061
Paten Park Native Nursery

Sowerbaea juncea

Sowerbaea juncea
Sowerbaea juncea, Mooloolah River National Park, Oct 2016

Known as the "Vanilla Lily" from the smell of their flowers, these otherwise inconspicuous grass-like plants will suddenly spatter their wallum heath neighbourhood with shades of pink in spring.

While not a rare plant, their home on flat coastal plains has seen much of their habitat lost to urban development.

Photo and text by N. Murphy