Asparagus family : ASPARAGACEAE (LILIIDAE) in Australia
including
Aphyllanthaceae, Asteliaceae, Calectasiaceae, Dasypogonaceae, Hesperocallidaceae, Lomandraceae, Laxmanniaceae, Tecophilaeaceae, and Themidaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Asparagus aethiopicus
Asparagus Fern
Sydney, August 2006

Asparagus densiflorus
Emerald Fern
Wyee, October 2009

Asparagus macowanii
Ming Fern
Wyee, September 2009

Asparagus officinalis
Edible Asparagus
Wyee, January 2008

Asparagus plumosus
Climbing Asparagus
Sydney, August 2006

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'
Cast Iron Plant
Wyee, December 2011

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'
Purple Cabbage tree
Sydney, June 2008

Cordyline fruticosa
Ti Plant
Sydney, August 2006

Cordyline stricta
Narrow-leaved Palm Lily
Wyee, November 2007

Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa
Rusty Mat Rush
Sydney, April 2007

Lomandra effusa
Scented Mat Rush
Mungo, NSW
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Lomandra filiformis
Wattle Mat Rush
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington,
Wonboyn, NSW.

Lomandra glauca
Pale Mat Rush
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington,
Wonboyn, NSW.

Lomandra longifolia
Spiny Headed Mat Rush
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington,
Wonboyn, NSW.

Lomandra multiflora
Many Flowered Mat Rush
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington,
Wonboyn, NSW.

Lomandra species
Another Mat Rush
Sydney, October 2006

Myrsiphyllium asparagoides
Bridal Creeper
Wyee, August 2007

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
Dwarf Mondo Grass
Wyee, February 2007

Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens
Black Mondo Grass
Wyee, February 2007

Thysanotus multiflorus
Many Flowered Fringe Lily
Fishery Beach, October 2014
(Photo: courtesy of Jean Gundry)

Many caterpillars of Australian Butterflies and Moths favour the leaves or culms of plants in ASPARAGACEAE for their food, including:


Dispar compacta

Sabera dobboe

Toxidia peron

Trapezites eliena

Trapezites heteromacula

Trapezites iacchoides

Trapezites iacchus

Trapezites lutea

Trapezites maheta

Trapezites macqueeni

Trapezites petalia

Trapezites phigalioides

Trapezites phigalia

Trapezites praxedes

Trapezites sciron

Trapezites symmomus

Trapezites taori

Trapezites waterhousei

Polyura sempronius

Epiphyas postvittana

Hednota bivittella

Synemon jcaria

Synemon laeta

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(updated 21 December 2015, 21 April 2017)