Blue flax-lily

Dianella caerulea

''Dianella caerulea'', commonly known as the blue flax-lily, blueberry lily, or paroo 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. It adapts readily to cultivation and is commonly seen in Australian gardens and amenities plantings.
Blue Flax Lily berries 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.  Asphodelaceae,Australia,Blue Flax Lily,Blue flax-lily,Blueberry Lily,Daniella caerulea,Dianella caerulea,Geotagged,Macro,Paroo Lily,Perennial,Spring,berries,botany,plant

Appearance

''Dianella caerulea'' is a strappy herbaceous fruit bearing plant to about 1 metre high, with a thick spreading rhizome under the ground. The bright green leaves have straight or toothed margins, and may reach 75 cm in length and 0.3-2.5 cm wide. The small flowers bloom in spring and summer ; the perianth is pale to a dark blue, or green-blue, and the anthers at the centre are yellowy brown. These are followed by small roughly spherical indigo-coloured berries which range from about 0.7 to 1.2 cm in diameter. These fruit are edible.
Blue flax lily  Dianella caerulea

Distribution

The plant is distributed through a range in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland. It occurs in a wide range of habitats, from coastal heathland and even sand dunes.

Habitat

The plant is distributed through a range in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland. It occurs in a wide range of habitats, from coastal heathland and even sand dunes.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderAsparagales
FamilyAsphodelaceae
GenusDianella
SpeciesD. caerulea
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Australia