Is it a native?

Yellow Ixia - a weed (*Ixia maculata)

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Family: Iridaceae (Iris family).

Native of South Africa.

Occurrence: Ixia is a fairly uncommon weed. It is a very troublesome weed in the Kaweka Wildflower Reserve, Castlemaine.


It is found in old gardens. It may spread from the dumping of garden refuse. Once established it is very difficult to remove.

Photos 1 and 2: Yellow Ixia. Kaweka Reserve, Castlemaine.