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Ipheion uniflorum (Graham) Raf.

Fl.Tellur. 2:12 (1837)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, to 0.3 m high. Fl. blue-white, Sep to Nov. Loam.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 28 June 1994


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Busselton, Kent, Kojonup, Rockingham.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Bulb. Reproduction. Primarliy seed. Dispersal. Water, soil. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Additional information. Origin. Argentina. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + Pulse® or 2.5-5 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.

Management Calendar

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

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



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