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RARE LILY SPOTTED AT LOCAL WETLAND

SA NRM

A recent wetland survey has seen staff from SA Murray Darling Basin NRM spot a rare South Australian lily.

Recently large clusters of the swamp lily were spotted at pilby creek in the Riverland, by Natural Resources SAMDB Floodplain and Wetland team.

Natural Resources SAMDB Floodplains and Wetlands Officer Sam Hardy said ““they think the growth of the lily was assisted by improved water quality from regular wetting and drying of the wetlands, exclusion of mature carp achieved through use of carp screens, together with elevated water conditions from the recent operation of the Chowilla Regulator,”

Mr Hardy also said “Protecting and correctly managing these biologically unique ecosystems will help to sustain the long-term recovery of wetlands that are nationally and internationally significant in the SA Murray-Darling Basin.”

image via SA Murray Darling Basin NRM