Dianella revoluta

Common Name:

Spreading Flax-lily

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFJKLMNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States except NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Dry, non-saline vegetation communities 1

Flower Description:

Blue or purple 1


Tufted lily to 70 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This plant is smaller than Dianella tasmanica, a common Dianella found at the Prom. Leaves are 15 mm wide and margins are rolled under. Anthers are brown/black rather than yellow and the berries are shiny blue and ovoid 2


Image: David Meagher
Image: Gill Brown

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.