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habit growing in a sandy area (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit growing in an urban waste area (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of the flattened, strap-like leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower clusters with immature fruit (Photo: Steve Adkins)
close-up of flowers with petals that are bent backwards (Photo: Steve Adkins)
Trachyandra divaricata (Jacq.) Kunth
Anthericum divaricatum Jacq.Anthericum longifolium Jacq. (misapplied)
Liliaceae (Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory)Asphodelaceae (New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia)
branched South African onion weed, coastal onion weed, dune onion weed, false onion weed, onion weed, sticky onion weed, strapweed, wild cabbage
Native to southern Africa (i.e. Cape Province in South Africa).
Widely naturalised in the coastal districts of southern Australia. It is most common and widespread in south-western Western Australia, but is also naturalised in central and northern New South Wales. It is also sparingly naturalised in south-eastern and southern South Australia and was naturalised in Victoria.
Dune onion weed (Trachyandra divaricata) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales. This weed of coastal sand dunes was recently also listed as a priority environmental weed in at least one Natural Resource Management region.
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