Dianella caerulea

Dianella caerulea

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(Blue Flax Lily, Blueberry Lily, Paroo Lily)

FAMILY

Hemerocallidaceae/Phormiaceae/Liliaceae

Species

Dianella caerulea

Common name(s)

Blue Flax Lily, Blueberry Lily, Paroo Lily

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue; herb

Campus

Townsville

Description

Plants tufted, may be up to 1 m tall. Leaves alternate, folded (conduplicate) 10-75 cm long. Inflorescence a panicle which exceeds the leaves, flowers have 6 perianth segments, spreading star-like, these are usually blue. Staminal filaments yellow with darker anthers. Fruit is a depressed-globular berry, bright blue to purple when ripe.

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