Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, to 0.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange, Oct. Grey sand.
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.
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.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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