Blue Squill

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Chamaescilla
Species: corymbosa var. corymbosa
Main Flower Colour: Blue

Description

Chamaescilla corymbosa var. corymbosa is an ephemeral (ie short lived) herb. Linear, strap shaped leaves grow from a tuber. Flowers about 2cm across have 6 tepals, although the outer 3 are slightly narrower than the inner 3.

Flowering start in July and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is blue. Currently placed in the Family Asparagaceae. The species name describes the arrangement of the flowers on the flower stems.

Uses

The tubers were eaten by aborigines.

References

http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Asparagaceae%20-%20Chamaescilla
http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/11299

http://ianfrasertalkingnaturally.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html

Created: 16 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 30 Sep 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GES - Geraldton Sandplains

Specifics

east of Jurien Bay

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