Thysanotus patersonii

Common name: 

Twining Fringe Lily

Family: 

Asparagaceae
(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Otway Range, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) all States

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

Sand, wet heathland1

Flower description:

Purple2

Habit:

Perennial creeper or climber1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished within the genus by the solitary flowers and twining habit2

Images:
Image of Thysanotus patersonii
Image of Thysanotus patersonii Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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