Caesia parviflora

Common Name:

Pale Grass-lily

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJMNPRSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Sand, wet heathland 1

Flower Description:

White to pale blue 2


Tufted perennial herb to 75 cm tall 1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Grass like basal leaves with flowers scattered singly along branched stems 1
There are three varieties however only var. parviflora is present at the Prom 2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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