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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Watsonia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Watsonia meriana (L.) Mill.
Stem: 1--1.5 m. Leaf: +- 5--6, < 60 cm, < 6 cm wide. Inflorescence: 10--15-flowered, +- open. Flower: perianth 6--7 cm, lobes +- 2.5 cm, oblong to obovate.
Ecology: Uncommon, but sometimes locally abundant. Disturbed roadsides, fields; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Reproduces by bulblets, can be invasive.
Synonyms: Watsonia bulbillifera J.W. Mathews & L. Bolus
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter Goldblatt
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Watsonia marginata
Next taxon: Juncaceae
Citation for this treatment: Peter Goldblatt 2017. Watsonia meriana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48519, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.