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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