Huge Gymea Lilly Flower
We picked this enormous flower today to surprise Megan when she got home:
It’s a flower spike from a Gymea Lilly (Doryanthes excelsa), a native plant from the Sydney coastal area. We’ve got half a dozen of them in the yard, but this is the first year any of them have flowered.
The leaves of our Gymea Lillies are up to 2 metres long, and the girls like to use them to make huge woven mats for their hideouts.