Moraea fugax (D.Delaroche) Jacq.
Hort.Bot.Vindob. 3:14 (1776)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 16 August 2007

Cormous, perennial, herb, to 0.45 m high. Fl. white & blue & purple, Sep to Nov. Grey or brown sandy clay over laterite, red rocky loam, brown loam over granite. Hills, edge of breakaways, along tracks.

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

Alternative Names. Homeria fugax.

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Primarily seed, occasionally cormels. Time to first flowering. 3 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Additional information. Origin. Southern Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. 2,2 DPA 100 g/10 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.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Dormant Y Y Y Y                  
Active Growth         Y Y Y Y Y        
Flowering                   Y Y Y  
Fruiting                     Y Y  
Germination         Y Y Y            
Optimum Treatment                 Y        

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

 

References

  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Brown, K. & Paczkowska, G. (2006) Managing weeds in bushland: Cape Tulip (Moraea flaccida & M. miniata). Department of Environment and Conservation Brochure.
  • Du Plessis, N. & Duncan G. (1989) Bulbous plants of Southern Africa. Tafelberg Publishers Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.

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