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Pauridia vaginata var. vaginata

Yellow Star

Tufted perennial herb with corm less than 2cm long. Hairless.

Additional information

  • SynonymHypoxis vaginata var. vaginata
  • FamilyHypoxidaceae (syn. Liliaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size6-35 cm high
  • Plant groupingLilies & Irises
  • LeavesFew narrow tapering leaves 2-35 cm x 1-3.5 mm.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to November
  • Flowers1-4 flowering stems to 35 cm long usually with a single star-like flower to 25 mm wide. Stigma lobes at end of style equal to or longer than style. Single bract 1-7 cm, mostly sheathing stem.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in lower grasslands and grassy woodlands. Full sun, partial shade.
  • Garden useGrow en masse or in drifts amongst grasses and herbs in rockeries, small gardens and containers. Dies down after flowering, regenerating after autumn rain.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - corm
  • Related speciesSimilar to Pauridia glabella but leaf is longer and wider, flower larger and usually single and bract is single, partly sheathing the flowering stem. Separated from Hypoxis which has hairs on leaves and/or flower stalk
Photographer/s: 1 Swee Oon ©; 2 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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