Drymophila cyanocarpa   Native Solomon's Seal

Drymophila cyanocarpa whole Drymophila cyanocarpa close

This is a plant of the cool temperate rain forests and has these unusual and striking small fruits. It begins with an upright stem which produces white or cream flowers and then white berries which turn blue with age. As the plant becomes heavier with flowers and fruit it bends over and the fruits dangle from the underside. It is the only member of the family: Luzuriagaceae.

Other common names are Turquoise Berry and Tasman's Seal. It grows in Victoria on the Australian mainland as well.

Edge of path through People's park, Strahan, Tasmania 30th August 2007

Added on 15th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010, updated 5th Dec 2014

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