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Fringe Lily

Thysanotus tuberosus


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.


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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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 9 years ago

One of my favourites

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New South Wales, Australia

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

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