Plants of the Castlemaine District

Glaucous Flax-lily - native (Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra))

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


Other names: Formerly included in D. longifolia.

Occurrence: Widely scattered.


It differs from the D. tarda in that D. tarda has small dense tussocks, deeply channeled (V-shaped) leaves which are stiffly erect, and which has flowers that open in mid-afternoon.

VROTS: vulnerable. Listed under the Fauna and Flora Guarantee Act.

Photos 1, 2: Glaucous Flax-lily. Walmer. t