Tufted Blue Lily ..Thelionema caespitosum

Michael Matthews

Sydney, Australia

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Canon 400D with a Tamron Macro lens.

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.

Features
One Single Flower, Nov 2010.
Wildflowers of the World, Oct 2011.
Earth’s All Natural, May 2016.

4508 views as of May 28, 2016.

Nodding Blue Lily

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