Bidwillia glaucescens Herb.
Caesia cyanea A.Cunn. ex Baker
Caesia dichotomizans Gand.
Caesia vittata R.Br.
Common Name: Blue Grass Lily
Caesia parviflora is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a cluster of grass-like leaves from a branched rhizome with more or less fleshy to narrowly tuberous roots. The plant grows 10 - 55cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
Grows in heath, woodland and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone-derived soils[
]. Found in a range of open habitats[
]. Found in more or less damp situations, often in sandy soils in somewhat swampy areas[
Caesia calliantha can tolerate short-lived temperatures down to around -7°c in its native environment[
Plants are likely to require a well-drained soil in a sunny position and some sort of protection in the winter.
Root. We have no more details other than that the roots are slightly fleshy[
Seed - we have no details on this species but suggest that it can be sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse. Stored seed should be sown in the spring in a warm greenhouse. Sow the seed thinly and grow the plants on in the seed pot for their first year, giving liquid feeds if necessary. Pot the plants up into individual pots in early spring and grow them on in the greenhouse for a second year before planting them out in early summer.