Platysace deflexa – Youlk

An uncommon perennial with ferny foliage, in the same family as carrots, it is noted for its edible tubers. Growing in southern Western Australia, from Albany to Esperance on gravelly and sandy soils. It has white flowers in summer. It is also known as the Ravensthorpe radish.

Family:Apiaceae
Scientific Name:Platysace deflexa
Common Name:Youlk
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Edible

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

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Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

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Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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