Caesia parviflora var. vittata / Blue Grass Lily

An erect grass-like herb – up to 50 cms tall which flowers white – to pale blue to mauve – during spring and summer. The flowers are numerous – about 8 to 12 mm wide and mature successively on a tall raceme which persists (even the pedicel or flower stalk persists)after all the flowers have fallen. This makes it possible to recognise the plants after flowering has finished. Notice 2 of the flowers buds – to the left of the stem and below the flower – which appear twisted. This happens when the flower closes up – after its opening. Also observe the filaments blue(Mauve) with transverse white bands. If you find a similar plant – less than 20 cms tall with similar white – blue or purple flowers be aware that it 05/be Caesia parviflora var minor which is endangered. This is more likely on NSW North Coast – Central Tablelands or Western Slopes. Scale in cms. Created: 10/19/2009

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September, October, November, December