Common name: Black-anthered Flax lily
Width: 0.4 – 0.6m
Description: Green, strappy foliage. Blue flowers with yellow to black anthers. Don’t dieback at all – form solid clumps which gradually spread.
Growing and distribution: Very widespread coverage of all soil types from coast to high rainfall hills. Can be used as a good edge plant for paths etc.
Beneficial Attributes: Aboriginal people use the leaves in basketry and eat the slightly tart fruits and roots. Food source for birds, lizards, butterflies and insects. Attracts native bees.