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Nothoscordum gracile (Aiton) Stearn

Taxon 35:338 (1986)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. white, Oct to Dec or Jan. Sand, sandy clay.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 28 June 1994


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Mardabilla, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Boyup Brook, Bunbury, Dardanup, Dundas, Gosnells, Katanning, Kulin, Moora, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, South Perth, Waroona.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Bulb. Reproduction. Bulbils, bulb offsets, seed. Dispersal. Soil, water. Time to first flowering. 3 years. Fire response. Generally survives fire.

Notes. Leaves tend to die down before flowering. Bulbils easily dislodge from the parent bulb when plants are manually removed.

Additional information. Origin. South America. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

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    
Fruiting                     Y Y  
Optimum Treatment             Y Y Y        

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



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