Plants of the Castlemaine District

Agapanthus - introduced *Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis

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Family: Agapanthaceae (Agapanthus family). Agapanthus was formerly included in the Lily family. The Agapanthaceae family has only one genus, Agapanthus.
Native of South Africa.

Occurrence: All southern States of Australia. It is a minor weed in Central Victoria but more common in damper southern areas.

Identification:

Many parts of the plant are poisonous.

Name: Agapanthus: from the Greek agape: love; anthos: flower.

Photo:
Typical growth of Agapanthus. Castlemaine. It is widely planted in nature strips.