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Fringe Lily

Thysanotus tuberosus

Description:

The stalk is 40 or 50 cm long, with conspicuous slender basal leaves 10-20 cm long. There are groups of 1 to 4 flowers at the ends of short branchlets. The mauve flowers have 3 broad fringed petals alternating with 3 narrower sepals, all 12-15 mm long. Each flower only opens for one day, but the plants keep flowering over weeks. The name tuberosus comes from the crisp tuberous root which is edible.

Habitat:

The Common Fringe Lily is found in a variety of situations, from dry hillsides and open forest, to moist heath and woodlands.

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3 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

spectacular! it looks almost unreal, like a carpet!

This is beautiful. I'm curious of the weather and environment you hve there.I would love to grow this.No clue how to get one in USA though!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 9 years ago

One of my favourites

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MacChristiansen

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 25, 2012

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