Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Monocots
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Terrestrial, Disturbed areas, Roadsides, Dunes.
Perennial herb with simple stem to about 75 cm. Stems root freely at ground level. Many dark-green strap-like leaves to about 13 cm long. Large white trumpet-like flowers, often tinged purple on the outside.
The large white flowers tinged purple make this lily quite distinctive.
January, February, March
Reproduces by vegetative spread and seed. Dispersed by people, gravity and water.
Reason for introduction
Tolerant of salt,
National Pest Plant Accord species
This plant is listed in the 2020 National Pest Plant Accord. The National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) is an agreement to prevent the sale and/or distribution of specified pest plants where either formal or casual horticultural trade is the most significant way of spreading the plant in New Zealand. For up to date information and an electronic copy of the 2020 Pest Plant Accord manual (including plant information and images) visit the MPI website.