Plants of the Castlemaine District
Pampas Lily-of-the-valley - introduced (*Salpichroa origanifolia)
Family: Solanaceae (Potato, tomato family).
Native to South America.
- it is a climber
- the older stems are square in cross-section
- the leaves are alterately arranged, but two leaves (of different size) may rise from the one node
- the leaves are more or less oval or wedge shaped
- the flowers are small white bells.
It is a noxious weed and is listed as Regionally Restricted in central Victoria.
Pressed specimen mounted on an A4 sheet. Triangle Road, Metcalfe.