Common name: Blue Flax Lily, Blueberry Lily
Dianella caerulea var. caerulea Sims APNI*
Description: Plant tufted, solitary, to 0.5 m high; stems short, leafy, touching or up to 60 cm apart, scales few proximally; no extravaginal shoots.
Leaf sheath one- to two-thirds occluded distally, Y-shaped in cross section in that region.
Cymules ± expanded, fewer than 10-flowered. Perianth mid- to dark blue.
Distribution and occurrence: From coast west to Bylong.
Grows in heath to sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); based on R. Henderson (1987) Flora of Australia vol. 45
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