Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton) Stearn
Taxon 35:338 (1986)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 June 1994

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. white, Oct to Dec or Jan. Sand, sandy clay.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Mardabilla, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Boyup Brook, Bunbury, Dardanup, Dundas, Gosnells, Katanning, Kulin, Moora, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, South Perth, Waroona.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Bulb. Reproduction. Bulbils, bulb offsets, seed. Dispersal. Soil, water. Time to first flowering. 3 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Notes. Leaves tend to die down before flowering. Bulbils easily dislodge from the parent bulb when plants are manually removed.

Additional information. Origin. South America. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

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                   Y Y    
Fruiting                     Y Y  
Optimum Treatment             Y Y Y        

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



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