Family: Asphodelaceae. Formerly included in the Liliaceae (Lily family).
Other names: Formerly Dianella revoluta.
Occurrence: Widespread and very common.
It differs from the other local dense tussock-forming flax-lily (D. amoema) in that D. amoema has leaves which are slightly bluish, are flat on both sides, and have peg-like teeth on the margins and mid-rib.
VROTS: vulnerable. (D. amoena).
Name. Dianella: diminitive of Diana, the virginal Roman goddess of hunt and the moon, the first named species grew in a French wood.
Photos 1: Black-anther Flax-lily. Flowers with dark anthers. 2: Fruit. Both Castlemaine.