Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, to 0.3 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Oct.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Fremantle, Kojonup, Manjimup, Murray, Narrogin, Nedlands, Perth, Plantagenet, Vincent, Waroona.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Bulb. Reproduction. Offsets, seed. Dispersal. Water, soil, possibly ants. Time to first flowering. 2 years. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Additional information. Origin. Southern Europe, North Africa. History of use/introduction. Naturalised in South Australia by 1909.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + Pulse® (or 2.5 - 5g /ha + Pulse®) or 2,2 DPA 5 g/L+ Pulse®. Apply just on flowering at bulb 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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