This close look at the flat-topped panicle of pale blue Dilatris pillansii flowers shows the small scattering of dark dots just below the reddish tepal tips, visible on both surfaces. There are some soft-looking, white hairs on the tepals, mainly on their margins and outer surfaces, as well as more dense coverings on the sepals and thick, reddish stalks. Tepals become up to 1 cm in length, hiding the inferior ovary. Small dark bracts, triangular and pointed, are sparsely scattered down the hairy pink flower stalks. The bluish to white incurving filaments, one of the three being shorter than the others and all shorter than the tepals, surround the longer, straight style in the centre (iSpot; Bean and Johns, 2005).