Ground Covers

Blue Stars

Aristea ecklonii

Naturalising in disturbed woodland. Taking up space where natives should be providing food and habitat for creatures.
  • Family Iridaceae
  • Origin Forest margins in western and southern Africa
  • Habit Perennial herb resembling a clump of grass.
  • Leaves Up to 60cm linear and leathery, red at the base.
  • Flowers Bright blue flowers in a loose panicle on a taller stem close early afternoon.
  • Fruit Pods 2cm long, three-sided, contain numerous small seeds.
  • Roots Aggressive root system of rhizomes developing into tubers, corms.
  • Dispersal Seeds spread by water.
  • Control Best removed by hand. If in abundance possible to spray.

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