Flowers less than 2.5 cm long Anthericaceae
Perianth persistent and twisted after flowering
Inner perianth segments fringed Thysanotus
Roots tuberous. Basal leaves 10–20 cm long. Cauline leaves few, almost scarious, usually subtending a branch or pedicel. Inflorescence much branched, paniculate. Widespread in a variety of habitats. Fl. spring–summer Thysanotus tuberosustuberosus
Roots not tuberous. Basal leaves absent or short, generally withered. Inflorescences branched once or twice