Prickle Lily

Prickle Lily 1

We have noticed this plant growing in many places recently, including Bold Park (beside the Zamia Trail, where these photos were taken), in Kings Park and on Buckland Hill. At a glance it just looks like a grassy weed, but it is actually a native plant.

Prickle Lily 2

It is called Prickle Lily (Acanthocarpus preissii) and does indeed have rather sharp, spiky leaves. It looks quite interesting up close, with its fishbone shaped shoots and small, cream-white flowers.

Prickle Lily 3

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