Sowerbaea juncea

Common Name:

Rush Lily



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (TZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Moist soils in coastal and mountain heath woodlands 1

Flower Description:

Pink or purplish 2


Tufted herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are bluish and cylindrical 1
there are 20-40 flowers per umbel 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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