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Harlequin flower (Bulbil Sparaxis) (Sparaxis bulbifera)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment

Scientific name:Sparaxis bulbifera (L.) Ker Gawl.

Common name:

Harlequin flower


Native of South Africa. Invades heathlands, grasslands, woodlands, roadsides, and ephemeral wetlands (Blood, ’01). Manning
et al. (’02) refer to it growing on wet, sandy or limestone cliffs.

Harlequin weed
Harlequin weed
Photo: Mark Imhof
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