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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Caesia calliantha 
1 synonym:     Caesia vittata 
Common Name:blue grass-lily 
Status:DISABLED: Someone published as Private which won't work and causes problems.
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Lily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
10-70 cm x 10-50 cm
Foliage:Narrow flat bluish leaves 8-50 cm x 3-15 mm, shiny green below, upright to spreading. Leaves die off annually after flowering.
Flowers:September-February, Lilac to deep blue star-like

Tufted perennial herb with fibrous roots ending in thick tubers. Useful Rockery or cottage garden plant, attractive planted in drifts. Flowering is improved with summer moisture.

Found in winter moist, summer dry soils in grassy forests.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  4. iNaturalist 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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