Australian Native Plants

  Diplarrena moraea (Butterfly Flag)


Diplarrena moraea photo
Diplarrena moraea (cultivated, labelled) Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




BUTTERFLY FLAG FACTS

distribution map showing range of Diplarrena moraea in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Butterfly Flag

Other Names
White Iris

Description
The Butterfly Flag is a perennial herbaceous clumping plant with stiff strappy leaves. Produces white open-petalled flowers on long stems in spring and summer.

Height
0.3m - 0.6m

Spread
0.5m - 1m

Distribution
Victoria., New South Wales, Tasmania.,

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Iridaceae
Genus:Diplarrena
Species:moraea
Common Name:Butterfly Flag