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Tricoryne elatior

Yellow Rush-lily

Wiry sprawling to semi-erect many-branched perennial herb. Stems may be slightly grooved and/or rough.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsphodelaceae (syn. Hemerocallidaceae, Liliaceae, Anthericaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size30-50 cm x 30-50 cm
  • Plant groupingLilies & Irises
  • LeavesFew basal narrow grey-green bract-like leaves 5-10 cm x 2-4 mm, reduced on upper branches.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • Flowers2-10-flowered open clusters of star-shaped flowers held above leaves. Stamen stalks bearded. Petals twist spirally after flowering.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to dry soil in grassland and open forests at lower altitudes and in foothills. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useDelicate but bright flower on a delicate plant which is not noticed until flowering. Plant en masse or in drifts.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Richard Hartland ©; 3 Judy Allen, NatureShare ©

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