Chamaescilla corymbosa

Common Name:

Blue squill

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Riverina, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPSTWXZ) also WA, SA, ?NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Grassy low open forest 1

Flower Description:

Bright blue 2


Small perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has grass like leaves that lie flat on the ground. Individual blue flowers only last one day 1
There are multiple varieties but only Chamaescilla corymbosa var. corymbosa is present in Victoria.


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA 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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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