Thysanotus patersonii

Common Name:

Twining Fringe Lily



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 heathland 1

Flower Description:

Purple 2


Perennial creeper or climber 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished within the genus by the solitary flowers and twining habit 2


Image: Freya Thomas

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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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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