Deep Purple (Patersonia sericea)

George Petrovsky

Thirlmere, Australia

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Help! This is a native flower which I found growing in a grassy low scrubby paddock near where I live in Thirlmere, NSW. Now, I’ve spent the last hour trying to search the web and find the name of this flower. Big Problem! All the sites seem to start with species and genus and latin name and common name. Fine, but it’s no help if all I have is a picture!

Enivea has come to the rescue, suggesting it could be Patersonia fragilis.
Now, entering this in the search engine, I had to look at about 5 sites before finding one with a picture remotely similar to mine. They gave the Common name as Short purple flag, family iridacea, Flower colour: Deep Purple! Ha! Thanks Enivea, thanks Yarra Ranges site!

STOP PRESS! We have the correct name for this flower at last! My thanks to our RB expert in this field, andrachne – who has the most amazing comprehensive gallery of Australian native flowers I’ve seen. Leaves the websites for dead!

Nikon D70, 18-135mm lens @ 135mm hand held, 1/530 sec @ f8, Program, Pattern metering, auto exposure & WB. Cropped in PSE 3.

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