Scientific nameIt is native to the Mediterranean region. but a common weed in parts of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico, and it thrives in any area with a Mediterranean climate.
The parts of the bulb of this plant easily breaks off into small pieces as you pull it from the ground so the preferred method is to chemically treat the leaves. Place a piece of cardboard behind each leaf and paint it with herbicide (which one).
If not able to kill the plant with the chemical method, contain its spread by removing flower or seed heads before they disperse.
This species is a difficult weed in our Fynbos patches. Can you help us remove it? See our activity calendar for upcoming activities, or arrange with us visit our Fynbos patches and do the weeding in your own time.
This species was selected because it is a difficult alien invasive weed in our Fynbos patch(es).