Is it a native?
Late-flowered Flax-lily - native (Dianella tarda)
Family: Asphodelaceae. Formerly included in the Liliaceae (Lily family).
Other names: Formerly included in D. longifolia.
- it forms small, dense tussocks
- the leaves are mostly greenish on both sides
- the leaves are without strongly raised veins, are fairly thick, so that they are held stiffly erect
- the leaves are deeply channelled (V-shaped)
- the flowers do not open until mid-afternoon (and hence tarda meaning tardy)
- the anther appendages are yellow and rather small
- the flowers are pale blue.
The late, afternoon flowering of D. tarda is probably a way to prevent cross-pollination with the earlier-flowering species.