Flowers. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: C Green, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Adaminaby, NSW

Common Name

Native Flax, Wild Flax




Perennial forb to 1m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.5-2cm long, 1-3mm wide, linear to flat, hairless. Flowers blue, with 5 petals, solitary on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves, or solitary or in open groups at the tops of the stems.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 436

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