Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 258 (1853) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Plants forming loose, turf-like mats to c. 2 m wide. Leaves tufted, usually c. 5 per rhizome apex, linear, sheathing at base, widely spreading, c. 5 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, somewhat glaucous. Flower single, subsessile, subtended by leafy bracts, segments c. 2 cm long, very pale blue, about twice as long as stamens. Capsule globose, 3–5 mm long. Seeds several, c. 2–3 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Occurs in moist, peaty, herbfield and grassland above c. 1200 m throughout the alpine area, from Lake Mountain to Daveys Plain near the Cobberas. Reasonably common but cryptic unless in flower.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|