Cormous, perennial, herb, to 0.7 m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow-purple, Sep to Oct. Brown clay loam,grey-white sandy clay, gravel, granite, limestone. Flood plains, valley slopes, along drains, roadsides.
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.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Chittering, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Katanning, Manjimup, Mundaring, Perth, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Stirling, Swan, Wanneroo, Waroona, York.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed corm. Reproduction. Primarily seed, occasionally offsets and cormels on stems. Dispersal. Water, soil. Time to first flowering. 2-3 years. Seedbank persistence. Less than one year. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + Pulse® or 2.5-5 g/ha + 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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