Perennial herb < 90 cm tall. Corms are round, thick and fibrous. Stems are branched and sometimes zigzag-shaped. Leaves grow from stem bases and are tough, strap-like, erect and arching. Flowers are orange/scarlet/pink with yellow at the base, funnel-shaped and borne in clusters in September – November. Seed capsules are < 5 cm long, narrow, cylindrical and green maturing to brown.
To help protect our environment:
Open areas, grasslands, pasture, wasteland, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by gravity, wind, water and animals. Vegetative spread from corms. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and movement of contaminated soil, vehicles, livestock and machinery.
Can form dense infestations, suppressing native regeneration. Toxic to humans and livestock.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. The Ministry of Primary Industries will carry out the control of this species.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.