Blue Flax Lily


Scientific name: Dianella caerulea

Common names: Blue flax-lily, blueberry lily, paroo lily

Overview: Dianella caerulea is a perennial herb of the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, found across the eastern states of Australia and Tasmania. It occurs in a wide range of habitats. It is a herbaceous strappy perennial plant to a metre high, with dark green blade-like leaves to 70 cm long. Blue flowers in spring and summer are followed by indigo-coloured berries. These fruit are edible.

It adapts readily to cultivation and is commonly seen in Australian gardens and amenities plantings. Plants attract fruit-eating birds and butterflies in garden setting

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