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.