Native Flax

Scientific Name: 
Dianella sp.
Family Name: 
Liliaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
Strappy leaved and clumping with edible purple berries
Plant Height: 
1m
Plant Width: 
1m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Harvest Period: 
Late spring
Of Interest: 
Indigenous Australians used the leaves to weave baskets. Bright purple berries on this species are edible however some species of flax are poisonous and not for human consumption.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Grass
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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