Common name: Nodding Blue Lily
Flower and fruit: Flowers are deep blue, about 20mm across, with 6 stamens and yellow bearded filaments. Flowers are borne on nodding stalks in branching clusters at the ends of the stems. Fruit is a green three-valved capsule turning blue/purple when mature. Flowering Jul to Sep.
Leaves: Bluish-green leaves are stem-clasping, 5 to 20cm long, up to 10mm wide, smooth, and arranged alternately up the stem.
Habit and habitat: A tufted perennial herb up to a metre wide at the base and up to 1.5m high growing in sclerophyll forest and grassy woodland.
|Alternate, stem-clasping leaves of Stypandra glauca|
|Fruit is green first, turning deep blue/purple|
|Habit and typical habitat of Stypandra glauca in The Pilliga|