Patersonia fragilis

Common name: 

Short Purple-flag

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Widespread in wet coastal heathlands and open woodlands in sandy soils1

Flower description:

Purple1

Habit:

Tufted herb to 25 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is much shorter than other species of Patersonia at the Prom2

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Image of Patersonia fragilis
Image of Patersonia fragilis
Image of Patersonia fragilis
Image of Patersonia fragilis
Image of Patersonia fragilis
Image of Patersonia fragilis Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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.