Bulbous & Succulent Weeds
Large, spreading plant out-competes natives for light and moisture in moist habitats. Heavy and difficult to remove from bush.
- Family Zingiberaceae
- Origin Himalayas
- Habit Robust perennial herb 2-3 m high with creeping underground stems (rhizomes) up to 1 metre long.
- Leaves About 40cm long and 15 cm wide. Alternately arranged and lance-shaped with long-pointed tips.
- Flowers Yellow with red filaments and very fragrant, in spike-like clusters, summer to autumn.
- Fruit Produces large amounts of seed.
- Roots Large fleshy rhizomes forming dense layers up to 1 metre thick.
- Dispersal Garden dumping of stems.
- Control Remove underground stems from contact with the soil. Bulbous & Succulent Weeds 45
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