|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants|
|Family:||Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoeaceae)|
|Species:||Onion Weed (Asphodelus fistulosus)|
|Other names:||NOT MORE ONION WEED ! Onion-leafed Asphodel or Pink Asphodel|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
#1 Enemy: Loves 250mm/yr rainfall. We have it under control.
Will decimate an area, regardless of grazing, killing saltbush, zygophylum, etc, as it goes.
Vigorous; will germinate, flower and seed within 3 weeks in spring. 90%+ of seed germinates in first year.
Resilient: never leave removed plants on the ground. They will flower & seed (out of the ground)! Hard to poison. Needs good wetting agent.
We've written a discussion paper on this to help you control your outbreak.
Click here to download (it's about 2.7mb) Updated 11 AM, 06 April 2014