Cormous, perennial, herb, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. blue/pink/white, Sep to Dec. Grey sandy clay or sandy loam. Winter-wet areas, slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Murray, Perth, Swan, West Arthur.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Variable seed set. Dispersal. Water, soil. 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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