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Thysanotus patersonii - R.Br.

Common Name Twining Fringed Lily
Family Asphodelaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy heaths and mallees[154, 193].
Range Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Thysanotus patersonii Twining Fringed Lily


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Thysanotus patersonii Twining Fringed Lily
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Thysanotus patersonii is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root  Stem
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[144, 193]. Australian Aborigines used to roll the whole vine into a ball, roast it in hot ashes and grind it into a green powder that was eaten with gum tree roots[193].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it might succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country. It tolerates temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens[157], though this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. A twining plant, it often trails on the ground if there is no support for it to climb[193]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a fertile well-drained sandy loan in a sunny position[1, 200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow thinly in spring in a sandy compost in a greenhouse[200]. Grow the seedlings on in the pot for their first growing season and pot them on into individual pots in early spring of the following year. Grow them on for at least another year in a greenhouse before trying them outdoors. Division.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Thysanotus baueri Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM00 
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Thysanotus tuberosusFringed LilyPerennial0.2 9-11  LMNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

R.Br.

Botanical References

154

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