Calectasia grandiflora   Blue Tinsel Lily

Calectasia grandiflora whole Calectasia grandiflora flower

The flowers are not very large on Calectasia grandiflora but the bright yellow anthers contrast so vividly with the royal blue petals making this yet another spectacular wild plant. The flowers have a papery look to them with a sort of blue metallic sheen. Even though the leaves are xerophytic and adapted to dry conditions, it grows mostly in the relatively wetter south west of Australia south of Perth.

Calectasia grandiflora

Calectasia grandiflora Blue Tinsel Lily

Quairading Reserve 12th Sept 2007

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Calectasia grandiflora

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Added on March 24th 2008, updated 11th November 2008, updated 10th March 2010, updated 21st January 2013

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