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.

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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Edible



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants