Arthropodium strictum
Chocolate Lily

Uses: Small delicate native lily with distinctive perfume of chocolate on a warm day. Lovely Mauve flowers with dark anthers. Excellent species for mass plantings.
Propagate from seed or by division.
Indigenous peoples used the tubers for food.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:NW: North Western  
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.


  • Height 0.2-0.3m
  • Spread 0.2-0.2m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Liliaceae
  • Botanical Name Arthropodium strictum
  • Common Name Chocolate Lily
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, Tas
  • Habit Clumping
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Mauve
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Flower Type Star
  • Purpose Bush food, Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Grass Sedge or Flax
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region