Bulbous & Succulent Weeds
Parrot Alstromoeria/ Peruvian Lily
Spreading in shady sites near the coast, forming dense clumps. Expensive and difficult to remove and takes up native habitat.
- Family Alstroemeria
- Origin Central and South America
- Habit Erect perennial with numerous unbranched stems with spoonshaped leaves to 1 m high. Tuberous underground roots.
- Leaves Twisting from base
- Flowers Loose clusters 4-5cm across, red and green with black spots, at tops of stems. Fruit a capsule.
- Fruit Is a capsule
- Roots Slender rhizomes becoming crowns and tubers.
- Dispersal Underground tubers spread underground. Fruit possibly eaten and spread by birds and or insects.
- Control Remove the entire plant including the roots. Cut individual stems near ground and paint with full strength herbicide. Follow up required.
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