Patersonia sericea var. longifolia (R.Br.) C.Moore & Betche

Dwarf Purple-flag

Handb. Fl. New South Wales 408 (1893) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Leaves lax, trailing, 1–2 mm wide, biconvex, smooth, glaucous; margin ciliate with a single row of hairs 1–2 mm long, hairs inflexed across the leaf. Inflorescence with scape less than 15 cm long; primary bracts 2–3.5 cm long. Flowers Oct.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria, this variety is only known from the sandstone cliffs of the upper Genoa River and Yambulla Creek (a tributary of the upper Genoa River), in dry Eucalyptus sieberi forest.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Hero image
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Patersonia sericea var. longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Patersonia sericea var. longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales