Twining Fringe Lily

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Thysanotus
Species: patersonii
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Twining or prostrate herb; roots tuberous, tubers ellipsoid, c. 1–5 cm long, sessile or shortly stalked from a small rootstock.

Leaves annual, 1 or 2, produced infrequently, terete, 10–20 cm long.

Flowering stems annual, 1 or occasionally 2, terete, ± hirsute at base, becoming 4-angled and glabrous above, 10–100 cm long; branches usually many, simple to many times dichotomously branched. Flowers single on branches; bracteate, pedicels 1–5 mm long, articulate very close to base. Tepals 5–10.5 mm long; outer tepals 2–3 mm wide; inner tepals 3–6 mm wide including fimbriae to c. 1 mm long. Stamens 6; anthers all straight, not twisted, ± equal, 2–6 mm long, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Style 3–4 mm long.

Flowering start in July and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Thysanotus~patersonii

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

Created: 01 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

Specifics

Spring Gully

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