Cormous, perennial, herb, 0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. orange-red/yellow, Jul to Oct. Brown sandy clay or clayey loam over laterite, black sand, granite. Hills, disturbed woodlands.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Dardanup, Esperance, Fremantle, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nedlands, Northampton, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, York.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Primarlily seed, also corm offsets. Dispersal. Primarily birds, also water and soil. Time to first flowering. 4 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Notes. Ripe seed are glossy orange.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray glyphosate 1% + Pulse® 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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