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Thursday, 9 February 2017

FFF272 - COMMON FRINGE LILY

Thysanotus tuberosus, known as the common fringe-lily is a perennial herb in the Asparagaceae family, which is endemic to Australia. The generic name comes from the Greek θύσανος (thysanosand means "tasselled", while species name tuberosus refers to the crisp tasting edible root.

The leaves are linear in shape, and round at cross section towards the top. The plant reaches a height from 20 cm to 60 cm tall and grows in a wide variety of situations, from semi-arid parts of south eastern Australia to coastal areas receiving more than 1300 mm of rain per year. The plants are often found in open country, heathlands or in dry sclerophyll woodland.

Flowers form from September to April. The three-petalled flowers are purple, with frilly edges, and only last for one day. They are among the more colourful wildflowers in Southeastern Australia. There two sub-species: The tepals are somewhat longer and wider in subsp. tuberosus, being 10 to 19 mm long, and around 10 mm wide. In subsp. parviflorus the inner anthers are smaller, and straight to slightly curved.

Fringe-lilies are not often seen in cultivation despite their obvious beauty. Generally they have proved to be difficult to maintain in cultivation. T. tuberosus should be grown in a well-drained sunny position. It is also suited to growing in a container. Propagation is relatively easy from seed which does not require any special pre-treatment.

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping the meme going even though you're busy with work. That is one fancy flower there...

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  2. Thanks so much for continuing the link up. So many link-ups have closed down. I really like the close up of this one.

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  3. Beautiful flower, it reminds me of a feather! Never seen before:) Thanks for hosting!

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  4. A wonderful macro of an amazing flower! Thanks for keeping this great meme going, Nicholas!

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  5. Hi Nick, another beautiful shot. But not too "common" around here, northwest corner of the USA. Never seen it!

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  6. Nick, a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi Nick,
    this flower is very pretty. I haven't seen it before. The petals look a bit like feathers.
    Have a nice weekend -
    Elke (Frankfurt/Germany)

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  8. Hello Nick,
    WOW! What a wonderful blossom, beautiful details!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  9. Fascinating petals! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Heisann... unknown to me, so beautiful!!!! Have a nice week ;:OD)

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  11. Wow! Nature is such a great inventor! This Bloom is wonderful. Thank you for hosting.

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