Plants densely or loosely tufted, rhizomatous, sometimes forming dense patches several metres across. Leaves mostly erect, closely sheathing at base, 15–65 cm long, 0.5–1.2 cm wide, usually discolorous, dark green above, glaucous below. Inflorescence subequal to or usually exceeding leaves, to c. 80 (occuasionally to c. 1.4 m high). Flowers 10–20 mm wide, blue to violet; perianth segments spreading to recurved, 5–10 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, filaments kinked, 2–3 mm long, filament swellings (strumae) 1.5–2.5 mm long, yellow, anthers dark brown or black, 2.5–4 mm long. Berry ovoid to obovoid, 5–8 mm long, shining purple; seeds flattened-ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long, black, smooth and shining. Flowers spring to early summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. As currently circumscribed, occurs in all States (but not N.T.). Occurs through a very wide range of vegetation types and from sea level to the subalps and from mallee to mountain forests.
Dianella admixta Gand. is the name that has most commonly been applied to the most widespread member of the var. revoluta complex in Victoria, but even its distinction from typical D. revoluta (type from Port Jackson, N.S.W.) is not clear.
A robust, densely tufting form with inflorescences 1 m high or more occurs in the Wimmera and Mallee areas and is one of the more distinctive entities in the complex.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|