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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 2:58 pm

Loving the Hardenbergia around atm. Subtle dots of funky purple :)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 5:13 pm

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Great North Walk, Berowra area

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby crollsurf » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 11:09 pm

A pretty little bush on a wind sweep outcrop near Lithgow, NSW
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 3:50 pm

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Calochilus paludosus, Red Beards.
Different from the 'Copper Beards' I posted recently (campestris).

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 3:53 pm

Tues 25th - NOT Calochilus robertsonii but C campestris, Copper beards. My mistake. Sorry.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rowdy » Wed 31 Oct, 2018 2:34 pm

Saw this on a recent walk, can anyone confirm if this is a native raspberry?
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rowdy » Wed 31 Oct, 2018 2:35 pm

Photo of the leaves
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hughmac » Fri 02 Nov, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi Rowdy. You're correct, it is a native raspberry. Just be aware they do not taste anything like the cultivated variety.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 7:48 pm

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Cymbidium suave, this morning.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rowdy » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 8:01 pm

Thanks Hughmac
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 8:19 pm

Very suave Roger.

A bunch of flowers about at the moment in the Blueys. No camera, was shown a chocolate scented orchud this week.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 6:33 pm

Car camped, looks like a Violet?
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 6:35 pm

Another one next to a freah Hardenbergia. Using a spare phone so camera not as good.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby awildland » Fri 16 Nov, 2018 4:48 pm

Am loving exploring some new national parks south of my usual haunts. And it being spring, we have been blown away by the variety of wildflowers, their profuse flowering in some spots, and the thrill of finding new faces...here’s a few from near Mt Gingera in Namadgi NP, last week.

In addition to the pictures here we saw Calendia orchids, snow daisy, twin-flower beard heath, Alpine hovea, Goodenias, buttercups, stackhousia and three type of yellow pea including gorse bitter pea. Just beautiful walking.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Fri 16 Nov, 2018 9:05 pm

Nice :)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby cajun » Mon 19 Nov, 2018 4:14 pm

A new phone that still requires some practice - but here are a few from Moreton NP

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And a few from Booderee (the landscape after the fire was stark with a few grass trees and some flannel flowers making a comeback)
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And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 6:43 pm

Intertwined Grass Tree on the edge of Dharawal NP.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 12:00 am

michael_p wrote:Intertwined Grass Tree on the edge of Dharawal NP.

Is that near the airfield Michael, maybe 10T west?
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 8:18 am

Sure is. Just to the left of the 10T fire trail gate.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 10:56 pm

michael_p wrote:Sure is. Just to the left of the 10T fire trail gate.

Thanks, looked familiar. I did some exploring around there earlier in the year.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rowdy » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 7:57 am

Christmas bells, love this time of year.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 12:11 pm

Hyacinth Orchids are out if force again this year around the Campbelltown area. This spot is east of Campbelltown North and is the biggest patch of this type of Orchid I have ever seen. Worth the effort to walk over and see if they are our out. They are pretty reliable but occasionally they wont flower. I managed to get out this morning and walk over for a look.

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Every one of those spikes sticking up from the ground in the following picture is a flower stem. This was also replicated on the right hand side of the fire trail.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 1:33 pm

michael_p wrote:Hyacinth Orchids are out if force again this year around the Campbelltown area. This spot is east of Campbelltown North and is the biggest patch of this type of Orchid I have ever seen. Worth the effort to walk over and see if they are our out. They are pretty reliable but occasionally they wont flower. I managed to get out this morning and walk over for a look.

Every one of those spikes sticking up from the ground in the following picture is a flower stem. This was also replicated on the right hand side of the fire trail.

Nice Michael, I've also seen them growing in Royal NP though not as abundant. I'm trying to get out for a short walk before Christmas Day if I can extract myself from the chores at home. Is that somewhere around Smiths Creek?
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 2:18 pm

Sure is Smiths Creek. I'll PM you some co-ords.

I have found these orchids along Peter Meadows Ck and the Georges River but I have never seen so many in one spot anywhere else.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 2:35 pm

michael_p wrote:Sure is Smiths Creek. I'll PM you some co-ords.

I have found these orchids along Peter Meadows Ck and the Georges River but I have never seen so many in one spot anywhere else.

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Thanks for the co-ords Michael. I managed to see them yesterday on the way home from Bunnings.
Of course Muggins somehow went sailing past them initially, thinking they were beyond that junction.
Would be great to see that whole patch in bloom simultaneously.
I did find a few more just south of there near the creek, but literally only 2 or 3. Here is one of those:
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby crollsurf » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 8:49 pm

Also spotted a patch near Moruya, South coast NSW while on holiday just before new years.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 10:29 am

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 8:41 am

On a coastal walk yesterday, came across these. Anyone know what plant it is? And are these fruit poisonous or edible? ImageImageImage
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 11:30 am

Hi should be Crinum pedunculatum.

They have a nice white flower with whispy bits off the petals, similar to 'spider lillies' you may see planted in a garden.

Don't know if you can eat them!! They are easy to grow and a tough plant. When those seeds dry to an off white put one in a pot so its partially exposed. Or if left around dry they will eventually start to put out a shoot.

Good garden plant to 1m and someimes used on roadside plantings.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 4:12 pm

Awesome! Thanks Neo. A bit of googling has revealed that the leaves can be used to relieve the pain from marine stings. But doesn't seem edible.
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