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Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:01 pm
Perhaps Rytidosperma pallidum / Red-anther Wallaby Grass
Thanks Micky! I know orchids, but not grasses.
Sun 07 Jan, 2018 4:10 pm
Side of the road coming down through Cottan-Bimbang NP, Brachychiton acerifolius
Sun 07 Jan, 2018 4:12 pm
Think it's a Thysanotus species just opening
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 1:32 pm
Probably a invasive species along the banks of this creek, but they lifted my spirits on a damp & drizzly day.
Anyone know it's name ?
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 7:50 pm
I'd say thats a common old garden Lillie. Gone feral big time by the looks of that.
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 8:03 pm
Thanks Taswegian...thought it might be feral but hoping it wasn't.
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 6:53 pm
You call that a tree?
THIS is a tree!
(Off GNW near Berowra Hts, NSW)
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 5:05 pm
Finally spotted a flower and final confirmation that a plant I've seen in lots of places is a Grevillea.
Classic leaf shape but no evidence of seed pods or old flowers. I guess they are taking a few years to reach maturity after fires? Plants are under 3"
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:50 am
Found this young tree fern in South Gippsland last year. There are four species of tree fern that grow in that area however it is not any of them. I emailed the photo to two fern experts and both thought it was Prickly Tree-fern (Cyathea leichhardtiana). The known range for this fern is Qld, NSW, far eastern Victoria as well as a small pocket of them in Fairy Dell near Bruthen. I was over 150kms away. I'll make another visit to the area this year to try and find more mature plants.
Sat 17 Feb, 2018 5:33 pm
A few from the OLT
Mountain pinkberry (Endemic to Tassie)
Pandani (flower) (Endemic to Tassie)
Scoparia (Endemic to Tassie)
Fairies Aprons (Carnivorous plant)
Stout Quillwort (Tassie endemic) (Aquatic / semi-aquatic)
Unknown fungi (I know they are technically not plants but thought I'd add them anyway.)
Sat 17 Feb, 2018 7:10 pm
Love the Pandani flower.
MickyB your unknown fungi is a slime mold.
I learnt a lot of interesting things from Sarah Lloyd on a recent trip.
They're fascinating 'things'.https://tasmaniangeographic.com/the-remarkable-slime-moulds/
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 12:05 am
Thanks for the link taswegian. An interesting read. I knew the yellow one was a slime mould (wasn't sure of it's name) - I didn't realise they are not in the same kingdom as fungi.
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 6:45 am
Can anyone identify these. They were/are found on Mt. Baw Baw. Are they edible? (I would assume not). Thanks for any replies.
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 7:01 am
The top ones look like what I'd call Native (red) Currant. I Googled that and maybe Coprosma nitida
I see there's a red variety. Hadn't realised that before.
I always understood they're edible.
MickyB those slime molds sure are fascinating. So delicate, intricate and colourful.
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 7:26 am
Thanks taswegian, that sure looks like the one.
Every time I Googled something I thought might get a result, as is typical with Google, I was offered what Google wanted to show me about Mt. Baw Baw. (Frustrating)
Your putting up the botanical name did the trick. Apparently the common name is Mountain Currant.
I don't think I'd try them without someone a lot smarter than me to positively identify them face to face so to speak.
Found this -
"The plant has an edibility rating of 2Fruit - raw. Sweetish but not pleasant according to one report. Nice according to another. The orange-red fruit is about 6mm in diameter[200, 225]. The roasted seed is an excellent coffee substitute ."
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:51 pm
- Drosera binata
- Lambertia formosa
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:54 pm
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 3:18 pm
Am stoked this thread got a bunch of interest!
Here is one, Berowra area.
Is this Warrigal Greens aka Scurvy Weed/Aussie Spinach?
A groundcover up to 30cm tall, seed heads are a different plant.
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 3:20 pm
Spotted it's flower...
Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:49 pm
Looks like a pink Boronia to me. Best shot I could get in the stiff breeze!
This was state forest south of Nowra. Starting to see some flowers including Purple Flag and a dark yellow something...
Tue 11 Sep, 2018 8:35 pm
Hi Neo. Looks like B. pinnata. The white flower you posted on Feb 7 is a Lomatia silaifolia, or Crinkle Bush. Also in Proteaceae, hence the similarity to grevillea.
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 8:17 am
Thanks Hughmac, Lomatia
Sun 16 Sep, 2018 11:33 pm
Awesome pictures, you guys are pros!
Mon 17 Sep, 2018 8:30 pm
Sydney bush is alight with wildflowers ATM. Here is what I'm guessing is a Crowea from a walk to Soldiers Point in the Ku-ring-gai NP. Not sure if it a climbing variety but it was making a good attempt of imitating one.
Shot with my Samsung S9+ but had to crop and reduce size by 50% to meet the forum size limit. Still, pretty good quality for a phone I think
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 8:40 pm
Hi crollsurf. Pink wax flower, or Eriostemon australasius
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 9:28 pm
Thanks Hughmac. Bit of an ignoramous when it comes to flora but I'm working on it
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Mon 24 Sep, 2018 9:03 pm
Was the same once, but the curiosity aroused during my walks led me to a botany degree. The diversity of plants that grow on really poor sandstone soils around Sydney is amazing. Many people aren't aware of it, but The Royal National Park is an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot.
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 8:51 pm
Calochilus Robertsonii, fire trail near home.
Wed 26 Sep, 2018 9:48 am
Oh goodie, the bearded orchids are starting.
Wed 26 Sep, 2018 10:11 am
north-north-west wrote:Oh goodie, the bearded orchids are starting.
Are starting to be decorated with raw beetroot that's been put through a mandoline slicer!
Nice picture, Roger.
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