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Flax Lily
Scientific name: Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata'

Description and Characteristics: Perennial herb commonly known as the Tasman Flax-lily or Tasmanian Flax-lily.

The genus name (Dianella) is derived from the Roman goddess Diana the Roman goddess, of hunting and Queen of the woods, with a diminutive suffix -ella. Common to Australia and Tasmania. In Australia they are collectively called the Flax lilies, which hints at their relationship to New Zealand Flax.

Size: 1.5 feet

Flower: Spring to summer, medium blue color. Stalks of shiny turquoise blue berries last from fall into winter.

Requirements: Sun to partial shade, drought-tolerant.

Note: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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