Wednesday 20 December 2023


Dianella caerulea, commonly known as the blue flax-lily, blueberry lily, or paroo lily, is a perennial herb of the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, found across the eastern states of Australia and Tasmania. It is a hardy plant, growing to a height and width of around 1 meter with grass-like strappy leaves.

Blue flowers (lower photo) in spring and summer are followed by indigo-coloured berries (upper photo). It adapts readily to cultivation and is commonly seen in Australian gardens and amenities plantings. The sweet blue berries with tiny nutty seeds are edible.

CAUTION: Be careful to choose a variety with edible berries for your garden: Dianella tasmanica and Dianella intermedia are known to be toxic and should not be consumed!

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme
and also part of the Nature Notes meme


  1. I don't think I have ever seen these but they are pretty.

  2. They're beautiful - and I'm with Amy, I've never seen anything like these!
    Thank you for sharing at


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