Libertia paniculata (R.Br.) Spreng.

Branching Grass-flag

Syst. Veg. 1: 168 (1824) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Densely tufted herb. Rhizome greatly branched. Leaves 24–60 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm wide. Inflorescence with scape shorter than leaves, 2–3 mm diam., leafless or sometimes with 1 reduced leaf; pedicels c. 1 cm long. Outer perianth segments 6–8 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; inner perianth segments 8–13 mm long, 4–7 mm wide. Capsule (4–)5–8 mm diam., black. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGL, EGU, HFE. Also Qld, NSW. Relatively uncommon, occurring in open- or closed-forests in moist sheltered 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 paniculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Libertia paniculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory