Tufted Blue Lily ..Thelionema caespitosum by Michael Matthews

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Tufted Blue Lily ..Thelionema caespitosum by 

Previously listed as a Nodding Blue Lily.
For the macro groups this flower is just over 1cm across.

Found at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

Common Name: Tufted Blue Lily
Synonym: Stypandra caespitosa
Family: Liliaceae (Phormiaceae)
Size: 20-40cm x 30-60cm
Description: Tufted perennial herb, leaves in 2 opposite rows.
Leaves: Narrow blue-green strap leaves, closely folded especially towards base, 15-55cm x 4-15mm. Midrib acutely angled or keeled.
Flowering: Leafless branched flowering stem to 60cm with many starry flowers. Yellow anthers.
Flower Colour: Blue or white
Flowering Time: September to January
Habitat: Open forest of the coastal regions along the eastern states of Australia.

One Single Flower, Nov 2010.
Wildflowers of the World, Oct 2011.

500 views as of Nov 27, 2011.

Nodding Blue Lily

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleabout 5 years ago

    great capture
    true blue
    cheers rick

  • Thank you Rick.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful detail and color!! Great macro!

  • Thanks again Lori & for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 5 years ago

    A cracker Michael. The lily family is quite varied and extensive and can get very confusing, for sure. Peter

  • Thanks Peter. Must be a great time over your way with all the spring wildflowers out.

    – Michael Matthews

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdabout 5 years ago

    What a great shot, awesome color and beautiful flower.

  • Thanks Troy.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 5 years ago

    My favourite colour … this is magnificent Michael!♥

  • Thanks Bev. Glad you like it. I think it’s my favourite colour also. Three flowers shot in one day are this colour.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

    0 November 2010

  • Thank you very much for the feature Qnita.

    – Michael Matthews

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Vickie.

    – Michael Matthews

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