Patersonia glabrata

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Patersonia glabrata, commonly known as leafy purple-flag, or bugulbi in the Cadigal language,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae family and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a perennialherb or subshrub with linear leaves and pale violet flowers.

Species of plant in the family Iridaceae

Leafy purple-flag
In the Royal National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Patersonia
P. glabrata
Binomial name
Patersonia glabrata

  • Genosiris glabrata(R.Br.) F.Muell.
  • Patersonia mediaR.Br.

Habit near Gosford

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Patersonia glabrata is a perennial herb or subshrub that typically grows to a height of 30–80 cm (12–31 in) with a few woody stems. The leaves are linear, 100–400 mm (3.9–15.7 in) long, 2–4 mm (0.079–0.157 in) wide and glabrous apart from minute hairs on near the edges of the leaf base. The flowering scape is 100–300 mm (3.9–11.8 in) long and glabrous and the sheath enclosing the flowers is lance-shaped, 40–65 mm (1.6–2.6 in) long and dark brown. The petal-like sepals are pale violet, egg-shaped to more or less round, 20–30 mm (0.79–1.18 in) long and 15–26 mm (0.59–1.02 in) wide and the stamens have filaments5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) long joined for most of their length. Flowering occurs from August to October and the fruit is a cylindrical capsule20–40 mm (0.79–1.57 in) long containing seeds about 4 mm (0.16 in) long.[2][3][4][5]

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