Chamaescilla corymbosa

Common name: 

Blue squill


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Riverina, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPSTWXZ) also WA, SA, ?NSW, Tas

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

Grassy low open forest1

Flower description:

Bright blue2


Small perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has grass like leaves that lie flat on the ground. Individual blue flowers only last one day1
There are multiple varieties but only Chamaescilla corymbosa var. corymbosa is present in Victoria.

Image of Chamaescilla corymbosa
Image of Chamaescilla corymbosa Image: David Meagher
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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