Patersonia glabrata R.Br.

Shrub with wiry tangled stems to 40 cm high. Leaves in tufts at ends of stems, linear, 10-40 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, flat, straight, smooth, hairless; margin brown-hairy. Scape 10-30 cm long, hairless. Spathes lanceolate, 40-65 mm long, hairless, brown with broad papery margins; inner bracts prominently protruding. Floral tube 40-50mm long, hairless or pubescent at base only. Outer perianth segments 20-30 mm long, violet.

Qld, NSW, Vic.

Source: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Patersonia R.Br.