Thysanotus tuberosus ssp. tuberosus|Common Fringe-lily
Cardinia indigenous plant guide
Tufted perennial herb with plump oval tubers at ends of roots.
- Size (W x H)
0.15-0.2m x 0.15-0.3m
Narrow, erect greyish grass-like leaves 15-50cm x 2-4mm, channelled especially near base.
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
- 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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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory