A tufted, mat-forming perennial lily with grey-green leaves which are often crimson at the base. Flowerstem to 45 cm tall with numerous pale-dark blue scented flowers to 20 mm wide. Small round whitish to dark blue berries.
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Grassland Flax lily
The edges and midribs of the leaves have tiny irregularly spaced teeth.
Perennial. Well-drained to seasonally wet sandy loam to cracking clay soils. Threatened by grazing and fertilizer run-off. Fire may have a beneficial effect. Listed in Tas and Vic.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The leaf fibres were used, fruits eaten raw and the roots pounded and cooked on hot rocks by Aboriginal people of some Dianella species. The berries and seeds of this species are considered edible. Buzz pollinated by Blue-banded bees
It has characterisitics in common with D. laevis and D. spp. aff. longifolia (Benambra).