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This NZ native is noted for its magnificent bright blue berries that arise during summer from small inconspicuous white flowers with yellow stamens. The berries when squeezed produce an ink-like juice hence it is sometimes called Inkberry. It is a plant with slender flax-like leaves that grows to a height of 0.5m, and a spread of up to 1m.
 
This NZ native is noted for its magnificent bright blue berries that arise during summer from small inconspicuous white flowers with yellow stamens. The berries when squeezed produce an ink-like juice hence it is sometimes called Inkberry. It is a plant with slender flax-like leaves that grows to a height of 0.5m, and a spread of up to 1m.

Latest revision as of 02:30, 12 February 2020

Kingdom:Plantae
Sub kingdom:Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order:Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Dianella
Species: D  intermedia 
Scientific name: Diadelia nigra
Syn: Diadelia intermedia
Common name: Turutu, Blueberry, Inkberry,

Skull and crossbones1.jpg
This plant is poisonous
Visit Phil Bendle Collection:Poisonous Plants in New Zealand

This NZ native is noted for its magnificent bright blue berries that arise during summer from small inconspicuous white flowers with yellow stamens. The berries when squeezed produce an ink-like juice hence it is sometimes called Inkberry. It is a plant with slender flax-like leaves that grows to a height of 0.5m, and a spread of up to 1m.

Photographed at Te Kainga Marire Gardens at Spencer Place
Turutu Blueberry Dianella nigra-9.JPG

Turutu Blueberry Dianella nigra-8.JPG Diadelia intermedia flower
Dianella nigra-3.JPG

The topside of leaf
Upper leaf surface Dianella nigra.JPG

The underside of a leaf.
Diadelia intermedia Dianella nigra-001.JPG


 

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