Cormous, perennial, herb, 0.3-0.6(-0.9) m high. Fl. white-cream/pink-blue, Oct to Nov. Sand, sandy clay, wet soil. Disturbed land.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta-Margaret River, Brookton, Busselton, Canning, Claremont, Cranbrook, Esperance, Mandurah, Manjimup, Murray, Nedlands, South Perth.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Occasionally offsets, possibly seed. Dispersal. Soil, water. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Notes. In South Africa it is pollinated by long-probiscid flies and does not have the capacity to self pollinate.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape. Similar exotic species. Gladioulus undulatus.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + glyphosate 1% + Pulse® in degraded sites. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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