ENVIRONMENTAL WEEDS ACTION NETWORK (WA)

Watsonia

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Watsonia meriana

Watsonia meriana

Flowering: October - November.

Watsonia meriana is widespread throughout south-west Western Australia. The basal leaves can grow up to 1m long and the flowering stem is sometimes branched. Distinguishable from Watsonia bulbillifera by lack of bulbils on stem. Flowers are dull reddish orange pink, purple or white and often tinged pink or green. Photo by Penny Hussey

Watsonia marginata

Watsonia marginata

Flowering: October - December

Watsonia marginata is recorded from Perth to Busselton. It grows up to 1.5m tall with basal leaves up to 500mm long. The flowers are pale violet with a white to purplish red triangular mark on each petal. Photo by Penny Hussey

Watsonia bulbillifera

Watsonia bulbillifera

Flowering: October - December

Watsonia bulbillifera (also called Watsonia meriana variety bulbillifera) grows between Geraldton and Esperance. The basal leaves are up to 1100mm long and the flower dull reddish orange. Photo by Rod Randall

Watsonia bulbillifera

Watsonia bulbillifera

Flowering: October - December

As well as the underground corm there are many bulbills formed on the old flower stalk. Photo by Rod Randall

Chasmanthe floribunda

Chasmanthe floribunda

Flowering: July - August

Chasmanthe floribunda is often mistaken for Watsonia. Photo by Kate Brown