Sowerbaea juncea

Common name: 

Rush Lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (TZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Moist soils in coastal and mountain heath woodlands1

Flower description:

Pink or purplish2


Tufted herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are bluish and cylindrical1
there are 20-40 flowers per umbel2

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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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