Dianella revoluta

Common name: 

Spreading Flax-lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States except NT

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

Dry, non-saline vegetation communities1

Flower description:

Blue or purple1


Tufted lily to 70 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This plant is smaller than Dianella tasmanica, a common Dianella found at the Prom. Leaves are 15 mm wide and margins are rolled under. Anthers are brown/black rather than yellow and the berries are shiny blue and ovoid2

Image of Dianella revoluta
Image of Dianella revoluta
Image of Dianella revoluta
Image of Dianella revoluta Image: David Meagher
Image of Dianella revoluta Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.