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Description

Common name: Short-stem Flax-lily
Height: 0.4 – 0.7m
Width: 0.3 – 0.5m

Description: Light green, strappy foliage. Blue flowers with yellow to black anthers. Don’t dieback at all – form solid clumps which gradually spread.

Growing and distribution: Mainly grow in coastal and near coastal areas including Lewiston. Can be used as a good edge plant for paths etc.

Beneficial Attributes: Aborigines used the leaves in basketry and ate the slightly tart fruits and roots. Food source for birds and lizards.

Specific location issues: rain<425, plains/ coast.