Thysanotus.JPG (33531 bytes)Thysanotus tuberosus: is known as a Fringed Lily and is a member of the Anthericaceae (previously Liliaceae) family.
The Fringed Lily is a tuberous plant with grass-like leaves. Flowers are carried on an erect stem 15 20 centimetres long. Each stem branches and carries clusters of conspicuous flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are purple with three petals and about three centimetres in diameter. The Fringed Lily has a wide distribution in New South Wales and also occurs in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Thysanotus tuberosus is one of many plant species that occurs naturally on Yallaroo. The plants are invisible, amongst the grasses and other herbaceous plants, until they flower. At this time they become one of the most prominent herbaceous plants in our grasslands. The flowers are spectacular. The number of plants has increased considerably since sheep and cattle were removed from Yallaroo.
Thysanotus tuberosus is an ideal plant for rockeries and native cottage gardens. Propagate from seed or by division.