Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, to 0.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple/brown-cream-green, Oct to Dec. Loam.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Boyup Brook, Nedlands.
Alternative Names. Tassel Hyacinth.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Bulb. Reproduction. Offsets, seed. Dispersal. Water, soil, birds. Seedbank persistence. 1 to 2 years. Fire response. Generally survives with seedling recruitment occuring following fire.
Additional information. Origin. Africa, Asia, Europe. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + glyphosate 1%. Apply just before flowering. 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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