*Herbertia lahue subsp. caerulea

Family Iridaceae

Perennial herb to 20 cm high with annual leaves and flowers, bulb 2 cm diameter. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Pale blue, October – December.

Fruit: Capsule 15 – 20 mm long December - January

Seed: 1 – 2 mm long. Locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of North America.
  • Weed of woodland.
  • Rare, minor weed of woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Herbertia lahue plant

Herbertia lahue ssp caerulea flower