Twining Fringe-lily
Murray Mallee Region
Twining Fringe-lily
Flower, above
Twining Fringe-lily (Thysanotus patersonii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Asparagus (Asparagales)
Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Twining Fringe-lily (Thysanotus patersonii)
This Photo:     Buds

Thank you Karen Weaving for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
Flowers look very similar to the Mallee Fringe-lily, but as you can see the plant habit is totally different.
As it's common name indicates, it's a climber and wraps itself around other plant stems to gain height (~200mm or so). Also snakes around on the ground flowering.
We weren't able to find any leaves.

Similar Species: Mallee Fringe-lily (Thysanotus baueri)

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2016
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)