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Drymophila cyanocarpa

Turquoise Berry

Arching to erect branched perennial herb spreading from an underground stem.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsparagaceae (syn. Liliaceae, Luzuriagaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-40 cm x 10-20 cm
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesShiny lance-shaped to oblong stalkless leaves 25-80 mm x 5-15 mm with prominent longitudinal veins.
  • Flower colourWhite to pale mauve
  • Flowering timeNovember to January
  • FlowersFlowers 10-15 mm wide hanging from leaf axils on stalks to 20 mm long. Egg-shaped blue to lilac berries 5-10 mm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in mountain forests. Frost tolerant. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden useAttractive small plant for shady gardens and ferneries. Containers.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusRestricted distribution within the Shire but locally common. More common beyond the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1, 4-6 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 South Sister.org ©; 3 Ken Harris ©

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