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Thysanotus tuberosus ssp. tuberosus|Common Fringe-lily

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Tufted perennial herb with plump oval tubers at ends of roots.
Size (W x H)
0.15-0.2m x 0.15-0.3m
Leaves
Narrow, erect greyish grass-like leaves 15-50cm x 2-4mm, channelled especially near base.
Flowers
Erect branched umbrella-like flowerhead of 1-8 flowers to 35mm wide, 3 petals fringed. Flowers open in the morning and close by midday.
Flower colour
Mauve
Flower time
November to January
Growing conditions
Well drained soil in open forest and heaths. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
An attractive herb which withers after flowering. Plant in drifts under trees or en masse as a spring flowering bedding plant.
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Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory