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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Neon Purple fruits--What is it?

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George
Valinda, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 30, 2001
7:45 PM

Post #4304

I have a plant with leaves not unlike a daylilly except that they are stronger and have a fine sawtooth on each edge and along the midrib.

The blossom spike is 2-1/2 to 3 feet tall and rather black. The blossoms are blue and very small. 3 sepals and 3 petals that curve back sharply. 6 stamens that are very thick and showy.

But most of all the fruits are maybe a half inch in diameter and somewhat longer. They persist on the plant for a time and are neon purple.
Mary

April 30, 2001
9:54 PM

Post #71911

Could it be Dianella tasmanica? Here's a pic:
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/bleeker/holland/diantasm.jpg
George
Valinda, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 1, 2001
10:26 PM

Post #72106

Thanks Mary. The picture shows the fruit as being rather blue where mine is definitely purple but the branching of the flower stalk is the same as mine.
Mary

May 1, 2001
11:13 PM

Post #72114

Yes, I thought the blue was a bit overdone. The picture in Thompson & Morgan's catalogue is bright purple, although it's better on paper than on this site:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/uk/sindex.html?idx=alpha_d&PN=3

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