Arthropodium strictum
Chocolate Lily (Southern Lofty)

Uses: Not widely cultivated but could be mass planted in rockeries or sown as informal drifts under taller shrubs in mixed native landscapes. Will self sow.
Cultural use: Underground tubers were eaten by indigenous peoples.

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

:NL: Northern Lofty
:SL: Southern Lofty

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.2-1m
  • Spread 0.2-0.8m
  • Position
    • position-partshade Part Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Lilliaceae
  • Botanical Name Arthropodium strictum
  • Common Name Chocolate Lily (Southern Lofty)
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, Tas
  • Habit Clumping
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Mauve
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Open-petalled
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Bush food
  • Form Groundcover
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region