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Rare Fringe Lily

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

Artist's Description

Can you believe that this beautiful flower opens for just one day each year? Each flower lasts one day, opening early in the morning and usually withering by early afternoon.
While on a bushwalk in the Royal National Park, I looked down beside the track and there it was. This was the first time that I had ever spotted this rarely seen flower. Lucky me!
The Fringe-lily (Thysanotus tuberosus) is a perennial herb which is endemic to Australia.
The three petaled flowers are purple, with frilly edges, and only last for one day.
They are among the more strikingly beautiful wildflowers in south eastern Australia.
Captured during Spring in the Royal National Park near Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Canon 400D, as is.

Challenge Winner
‘Purple & Blue Wildflowers’ – Jul 2011

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