Greek 'thysanotos' fringed, alluding to the 3 inner perianth-segments and 'pattersonii' after the botanical collector William Paterson (1755-1810).
Distribution and status
Herbarium regions: Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern, Green Adelaide
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Perennial twining or prostrate herb 10-20cm. Leaves produced infrequently, 1 or 2, radical, linear, terete. Flowers single on branches, tepals 5ï¿½10.5 mm long, purple. Flowering September - November. Fruits are capsule 3ï¿½4 mm diameter.
|Location||No. of seeds|
|3,300 (2.75 g)|
3,300 (2.75 g)