Other States January 2018

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Vote for your favourite photo from the list below from Other States January 2018

Poll ended at Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:39 pm

1 - Anna Bay
3
10%
2 - The hills are alive...
14
47%
3 - shelly beach
13
43%
 
Total votes : 30

Other States January 2018

Postby Autobot » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 5:39 pm

1 - Anna Bay
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2 - The hills are alive...
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3 - shelly beach
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Other States January 2018 Result

Postby Autobot » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 5:56 pm

Congratulations to the winner of the Other States January 2018 competition, with 14 votes:

  • johnw - The hills are alive...

The key to all entries for this competition is below.

1 - Anna Bay
by eggs.

2 - The hills are alive...
by johnw.

3 - shelly beach
by picnic.
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Re: Other States January 2018

Postby taswegian » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 8:42 am

@johnw
Are those flowers native? They're very pretty and I love the photo.
Hate to think I'm giving accolades to weeds though.
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Re: Other States January 2018

Postby johnw » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 10:15 am

taswegian wrote:@johnw
Are those flowers native? They're very pretty and I love the photo.
Hate to think I'm giving accolades to weeds though.

Thanks Taswegian, yes they are natives. I'm just below Mt Guthrie on Guthrie Ridge near Charlotte Pass in Kosciuskzo NP, looking up at the trig beyond the saddle, with Tate East Ridge/Mt Tate in the distance. The white flowers are Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia spp.) - you see them everywhere in the alpine zone. Most of the purple/pink ones are Eyebrights (Euphrasia collina), also abundant. The reddish ones behind I can't identify. I thought they may have been one of the Richea spp. which grow widely in the general area (direct cousins of Tassie's R. scoparia and look much the same). But that's not it, these are far more delicate. Up close these look vaguely like a cross between Mountain Hovea (usually purple) and Stylidium (trigger plant - some of those in the photo as well). I've seen these things growing around bogs and fens up there. I'll try and dig up a close up in case someone can identify it. There are a lot of small alpine plants; there can be an absolute riot of them in boggy areas. I'm pretty sure this one is not a weed but you never know. Weeds can be a problem there, like many places, and it's a very sensitive location due to the extreme conditions and short growing season for natives. Orange Hawkweed has been a significant threat around KNP in recent years, but I believe is now largely under control.
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Re: Other States January 2018

Postby taswegian » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 11:29 am

thanks John, good to hear.
Seeing swathes of wildflowers can be rather breathtaking.
Our Richea and the everlasting daisies can put on a real show here.
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Re: Other States January 2018

Postby johnw » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 7:33 pm

taswegian wrote:thanks John, good to hear.
Seeing swathes of wildflowers can be rather breathtaking.
Our Richea and the everlasting daisies can put on a real show here.
regards
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I agree Richard, it's one of the reasons I visit both KNP and Tassie at least every second year. I've seen some absolutely spectacular displays of Richea scoparia; some especially memorable ones near Mt Jerusalem and along the track between Lake Meston and Junction Lake.
I've started a quest to ID the mystery plant in my comp. photo per the topic below, which has a close up view of it:
http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27387
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