Ferraria crispa   Black Flag Invasive Weed

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This garden escape is a native of South Africa and is a known invasive foreign species. It tends to grow in coastal districts and these plants were part of a large clump at the roadside not far from the beach.

This weed is one of Western Australia's ten most invasive weeds still on sale in nurseries and garden centres. It was mentioned in the "Jumping the Garden Fence" report about Australian garden escapes.

Ferraria crispa

Ferraria crispa Black Flag

Roadside verge, Rottnest Island, Australia 20th September 2007

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Ferraria crispa

Roadside verge, Rottnest Island, Australia 20th September 2007

Added on 8th December 2007, updated 30th March 2010

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