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Australian paroo lily fruit Dianella caerulea is a native species here in Australia. <br />
It forms mats 1.5 m high and spreading to 1.5 m across. The stems are erect with leaves long and strap like, growing to 75 cm long with rough edges. <br />
The flowers are star shaped, blue and in loose clusters at the ends of branches. The fruit are shiny blue/purple berries as seen here and 7-12 mm in diameter and edible. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/102333/australian_paroo_lily.html" title="Australian paroo lily"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3314/102333_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1613001610&Signature=JODWRg7YpCoZyisU3EmJNSxNrkQ%3D" width="200" height="194" alt="Australian paroo lily A clumping perennial plant, growing up to a metre high and wide. It has sprays of tiny blue/purple flowers in spring and summer, followed by edible bright indigo berries. <br />
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Australian paroo lily fruit

Dianella caerulea is a native species here in Australia.
It forms mats 1.5 m high and spreading to 1.5 m across. The stems are erect with leaves long and strap like, growing to 75 cm long with rough edges.
The flowers are star shaped, blue and in loose clusters at the ends of branches. The fruit are shiny blue/purple berries as seen here and 7-12 mm in diameter and edible.

Australian paroo lily A clumping perennial plant, growing up to a metre high and wide. It has sprays of tiny blue/purple flowers in spring and summer, followed by edible bright indigo berries. <br />
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  1. The fruits are so vibrant! Posted 2 years ago
  2. beautiful! Posted one year ago

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''Dianella caerulea'', commonly known as the blue flax-lily is a perennial herb of the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, found across the eastern states of Australia and Tasmania. It is a herbaceous strappy perennial plant to a metre high, with dark green blade-like leaves to 70 cm long. Blue flowers in spring and summer are followed by indigo-coloured berries.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2019. Captured Nov 9, 2018 10:38 in Myamblah Crescent Reserve, Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm