Libertia pulchella (R.Br.) Spreng.

Pretty Grass-flag

Syst. Veg. 1: 169 (1824) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Loosely tufted herb. Rhizome sparsely branched. Leaves 5–18 cm long, 0.2–0.7 cm wide. Inflorescence with scape exceeding leaves, 1–2 mm diam., leafless or with 1 or 2 reduced leaves; pedicels 2–3.5 cm long. Perianth 5–6 mm long; outer perianth segments only slightly narrower than inner. Capsule 3–5 mm diam., brown. Flowers Oct.–Jan

CVU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand, New Guinea. Often locally common, occurs in subalpine woodlands and in cool, closed-forest communities, in damp soils, often amongst rocks in gullies.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Libertia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Libertia pulchella in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Libertia pulchella in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory