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Lily & IrisTulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus at MTR591 at Gundaroo

Tulbaghia violacea at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018

Identification history

Lily & Iris Tulbaghia violacea 22 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Lily & Iris Tulbaghia violacea 21 Jan 2018 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 13 Jan 2018 Maartje Sevenster

6 comments

   13 Jan 2018
I am pretty sure it is not native, but do not recognise it.
   21 Jan 2018
I think this may be Pink Onion Lily (Allium oleraceum) which is naturalised in the Sydney region but this I think would be the first record in our area. Would be worth pressing a sample and leaving with David Albrecht at the CSIRO Herbarium.
   21 Jan 2018
Actually, I have just come across Tulbaghia violacea which seems to be a very good match in terms of the peculiar structure of the flower. It is possible that it was actually planted by the previous owners, it is in a relatively cultivated area but we've never seen it flower before (in four years).
   21 Jan 2018
Could be. Doesbit smell of garlic?
Here is a description, though the photos are not good. http://pza.sanbi.org/tulbaghia-violacea
The Wikipedia article has a lousy description, but good photos.
http://pza.sanbi.org/tulbaghia-violacea
   22 Jan 2018
Great. There was only ever the one flower stalk which by now had withered but I did, but there is a very vague garlic smell. I might relocate it to the vegie patch!
   22 Jan 2018
It is a risk eating something that has only been udentified from photos.

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Nearby Sightings

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Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019 Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm, Common Balm) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Dec 2018 Polygonum sp. (Wireweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 22 Dec 2018 Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Dec 2018 Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 29 Mar 2018 Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 1 Feb 2018 Gamochaeta calviceps (Cudweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Jan 2018 Gamochaeta coarctata at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018 Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 25 Dec 2017 Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016 Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016 Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Oct 2016 Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Adders Tongue) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 6 Oct 2016 Hibbertia stricta (A Guinea-flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2015 Microtis parviflora (Slender onion orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm, Common Balm) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Dec 2018
Polygonum sp. (Wireweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 22 Dec 2018
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Dec 2018
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 29 Mar 2018
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 1 Feb 2018
Gamochaeta calviceps (Cudweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Jan 2018
Gamochaeta coarctata at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 25 Dec 2017
Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Oct 2016
Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Adders Tongue) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 6 Oct 2016
Hibbertia stricta (A Guinea-flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2015
Microtis parviflora (Slender onion orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014

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  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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