Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:01 pm

Perhaps Rytidosperma pallidum / Red-anther Wallaby Grass

Thanks Micky! I know orchids, but not grasses.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 4:10 pm

Side of the road coming down through Cottan-Bimbang NP, Brachychiton acerifolius
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 4:12 pm

Think it's a Thysanotus species just opening
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » 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. :wink:
Koreelah NP.
Anyone know it's name ?

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby taswegian » 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.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Sat 03 Feb, 2018 8:03 pm

Thanks Taswegian...thought it might be feral but hoping it wasn't. :oops:
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 04 Feb, 2018 6:53 pm

You call that a tree?
THIS is a tree!
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(Off GNW near Berowra Hts, NSW)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » 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"
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » 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.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 5:33 pm

A few from the OLT
Mountain pinkberry (Endemic to Tassie)
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Spreading Guineaflower
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Narrowleaf Triggerplant
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Pandani (flower) (Endemic to Tassie)
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Scoparia (Endemic to Tassie)
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Orange Everlasting
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Fairies Aprons (Carnivorous plant)
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Stout Quillwort (Tassie endemic) (Aquatic / semi-aquatic)
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Unknown fungi (I know they are technically not plants but thought I'd add them anyway.)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby taswegian » 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/
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » 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.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby neilmny » 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.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby taswegian » 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.
Prickly blighter.
I always understood they're edible.

MickyB those slime molds sure are fascinating. So delicate, intricate and colourful.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby neilmny » 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[144]. Nice according to another[177]. The orange-red fruit is about 6mm in diameter[200, 225]. The roasted seed is an excellent coffee substitute [153]."
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hughmac » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:51 pm

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Isopogon anethifolius
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:54 pm

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » 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.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 3:20 pm

Spotted it's flower...
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » 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...
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hughmac » 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.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Wed 12 Sep, 2018 8:17 am

Thanks Hughmac, Lomatia
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Tekker76 » Sun 16 Sep, 2018 11:33 pm

Awesome pictures, you guys are pros!
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby crollsurf » 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.
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