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Coast Flax-lily

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Scientific name
Dianella brevicaulis
Common name
Coast Flax-lily
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Grasses and allies
Where to find
Across the entire Bluff
Foliage
Small tufts with narrow yellow-green leaves.
Flower
Electric blue flowers with bright yellow stamens and black anthers.
Size
H 0.3 – 0.5 m x W 0.3 – 0.5 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

This soft green tussock hides dozens of tiny electric blue flowers with bright yellow stamens and black anthers. The fleshy royal blue fruits, which follow in January, are eaten by a number of our native birds.

Coast Flax-lily is the floral emblem of Friends of the Bluff. It is a soft green tussock that prefers sandy soils. Flowering stems are hidden amongst the foliage rather than extending above it as in the Dianella revoluta.

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