Common name: Common Fringe Lily
Botanical Name: Thysanotus tuberosus
Description: Herb with roots clustered, tuberous.
Flowering time: September–April
Meaning: Thysanotus – from Greek thysanotos, fringed, in reference to the flowers. Tuberosus – from Latin tuberculum, a swelling, referring to the tubers on the roots.
Distribution: Widespread in grasslands and woodlands in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath on a variety of soils.
Each flower only opens for a single day but new flowers are produced over an extended period.
The Common Fringe Lily is currently available at Bidjiwong Community Nursery.