Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).
Other names. Myrniong.
Occurrence: Common in forest areas and native grasslands.
In Muelleria vol 34, 2015-2016 (a publication of he Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria), Neville Walsh describes three Victorian yam species.
M. lanceolata. Mostly alpine or sub-alpine. Roots cylindrical, branched just below rhe surface.
M. scapigera. Mostly on basalt plains.. Roots cylindrical or long-tapered.
M. walteri. Widespread. With large tuber. The aboriginal food plant.