Thysanotus manglesianusCommon name: Fringed lily

Meaning of name: Thysanotus is from the Greek word thysanotos, meaning fringed. The meaning of manglesianus is not known.

Distribution: Occurs from Gascoyne River to Balladonia.

Description: The stems, up to 1 metre long, twine around vegetation or trail along the ground. The purple, fringed flowers are borne singly at the end of branches from August to November.

Notes: The plant dies back each year and new stems grow from autumn.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.