Lachenalia aloides (L.f.) Engl.
Notizbl.Bot.Gart.Berlin-Dahlem 2:321 (1899)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 June 1994

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, to 0.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange, Oct. Grey sand.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Capel, Cockburn, Corrigin, Melville, Moora, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 21 December 2017

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed bulb. Reproduction. Primarily seed, also offsets. Dispersal. Water, soil. Time to first flowering. 2-3 years. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Generally survives and flowers particularly well following fire.

Additional information. Origin. Southern Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + Pulse® or 2.5-5 g/ha + Pulse®. Apply just on flowering at corm exhaustion. 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.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Dormant Y Y                   Y  
Active Growth     Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Flowering               O Y Y      
Fruiting                   Y Y    
Optimum Treatment             Y Y Y        

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Duncan G.D. (1988) The Lachenalia handbook. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, 17.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.

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