Is it a native?

Late-flowered Flax-lily - native (Dianella tarda)

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


Other names: Formerly included in D. longifolia.

Occurrence: Scattered.


The late, afternoon flowering of D. tarda is probably a way to prevent cross-pollination with the earlier-flowering species.

VROTS: vulnerable.

Photo: Barnadown.