Caesia parviflora

Common name: 

Pale Grass-lily

Family: 

Asparagaceae
(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

Habit:

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

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

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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