Caesia parviflora

Common name: 

Pale Grass-lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJMNPRSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sand, wet heathland1

Flower description:

White to pale blue2


Tufted perennial herb to 75 cm tall1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Grass like basal leaves with flowers scattered singly along branched stems1
There are three varieties however only var. parviflora is present at the Prom2

Image of Caesia parviflora
Image of Caesia parviflora
Image of Caesia parviflora Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria