Plants of the Castlemaine District

Matted Flax-lily - native (Dianella amoena)

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Family: Asphodelaceae. Formerly included in the Liliaceae (Lily family).


Occurrence: Uncommon.


It dies down in summer.

Dianella revoluta differs in that the undersurface of the leaf has raised longitudinal veins, so that the undersurface of the leaf is obscured, it does not have peg-like teeth, and the anthers are dark brown or dark purple brown, appearing black.

VROTS: Listed under the Fauna and Flora Guarantee Act. Most records are for very weedy locations, where there is intense competition from weeds.


Photo: Matted Flax-lily. Photo by Karl Just.