Sp. Pl. 38 (1753) APNI
Leaves 40–100 cm long, 1–3 cm wide. Inflorescences usually exceeding leaves, with scape up to 160 cm long, 1- or 2-branched, with 2–4 condensed 2–6-flowered clusters. Primary bracts 6–13 cm long. Flowers yellow, usually with some brown or violet veining and a darker yellow zone (absent in some forms). Perianth tube 1–1.5 cm long; sepals broadly ovoid to broadly obovoid or rhombic, 4.5–6 cm long, recurved, glabrous; petals distinctly narrower than sepals, 2–4 cm long, ascending to recurved, glabrous. Seeds dull brown. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, ACT. Native to northern Africa Europe, temperate Asia. A vigorous weed species which occasionally escapes from gardens and colonizes ditches and banks of watercourses (e.g. Yarra River at Yarra Glen).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|