Perennial herb. Stem is erect, unbranched and < 1 m tall. Leaves are < 13 cm long. Flowers are large, trumpet-like, white/purple and mainly borne in January – March. Seed capsules are < 9 x 2 cm, cylindrical, mainly produced in February – April, and contain winged seeds.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal areas, sand dunes, cliffs, scrub, disturbed areas, roadsides, pasture, track sides, open canopies.
Seeds dispersed by wind and water. Vegetative spread from bulbs. Human-mediated dispersal through accidental transport and deliberate plantings.
Forms dense stands. Competes with native plant species such as harakeke.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.