Thelionema caespitosum

Common name: 

Blue Grass-lily


(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Moist sandy or peaty soils in heathlands1

Flower description:

Blue, white or pale yellow1


Tufted plants to 90 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence is many-flowered with blue or white flowers. Leaves are more than 4 mm wide when flattened1

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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