Herb: Fringed Lily


Latin name: Thysanotus tuberosus


Family: Asphodelaceae



Edible parts of Fringed Lily:

Root - raw or cooked. A crisp juicy texture but it has very little flavour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy soils in heaths and grassland in the montane zone.

Propagation of Fringed Lily:

Seed - sow thinly in spring in a sandy compost in a greenhouse. 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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy soils in heaths and grassland in the montane zone.

Medicinal use of Fringed Lily:

None known

Known hazards of Thysanotus tuberosus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.