Cormous, perennial, herb, to 1 m high, perianth tube 0.5-2 cm long. Fl. yellow-orange-purple, Aug to Oct. Lateritic loam, grey sand, sandy clay, granite. Road verges.
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.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Kalamunda, Katanning, Manjimup, Murray, Narrogin, Nedlands, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Victoria Park, Wandering, West Arthur, York.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Cormels on stolons, seed. Dispersal. Water, soil. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Additional information. Origin. South 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 - 5g /ha + Pulse®) or 2,2 DPA 5 g/L+ 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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