Flax Lily

Flower of the flax lily
Flower of the Flax Lily (Dianella tasmanica)
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Murmbal (Wergaia)

Botanical name: Dianella tasmanica
Family: Liliaceae


The leaf can be split into two down the mid-rib and rolled into string for use in tying and basket weaving.


Flax Lily grows in wet sclerophyll forests in damp conditions. It is found in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.


This perennial plant is very tough once established but prefers moist, cool soil. It can be grown in part shade to full sun and will develop a strong clump of foliage about 0.6–1.5  m tall and 0.5–2  m wide.

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fruit of the flax lily