Freesia laxa subsp. laxa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm c. 1 cm diam. Leaves basal, erect, linear-ensiform, 10–30 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, mid-vein prominent. Inflorescence slender, unbranched, 3–6-flowered. Bracts 5–7 mm long, ovate. Flowers pink, pale blue or orange. Perianth tube 1.5-2.5 cm long, slender, slightly expanded distally; lobes subequal, 7–12 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, spreading, ovate to oblong, lower 3 marked with red or purple. Style branching above anthers. Capsule c. 12 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

*GipP, *OtR. Also naturalised WA, Qld, NSW. Recorded in a few scattered localities across Victoria (e.g. Lorne, Beaumaris, Braeside Metropolitan Park, and Mallacoota).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-10-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-17
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Freesia laxa subsp. laxa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Freesia laxa subsp. laxa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised