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    12049: Cape tulip control and eradication in Bush Forever site 325

    Volunteer hand-weeding Cape tulip bulbs in coastal heath at Iluka. Courtesy Marjorie Apthorpe, Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Foreshore.
    Volunteer hand-weeding Cape tulip bulbs in coastal heath at Iluka. Courtesy Marjorie Apthorpe, Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Foreshore.

    South African bulb, one-leaf Cape tulip, is invading the rich coastal-heath vegetation of Bush Forever site 325, in the Perth suburb of Iluka.

    The site is one of very few areas of Cottesloe-Central and Cottesloe-South vegetation complex reserved on the swan coastal plain, and is the largest remaining remnant.

    Continued hand removal of one-leaf Cape tulip will preserve biodiversity at the site, including rare and priority species.

    This project aims to push the Cape tulip invasion front back towards the coastal road, and ultimately eliminate the weed from the reserve.

    Activities will include:

    • mapping the distribution and density of Cape tulip in the reserve
    • hand weeding along the bulb exposure front
    • hand weeding in the more accessible parts of the bush.
    Investment: $ 13 470
    Delivery organisation: Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Foreshore
    Project duration: January 2013 - November 2014
    Location: Bush Forever site 325, in Iluka, north metropolitan Perth

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