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Marsh Purslane at Gigerline

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Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ludwigia palustris at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Ludwigia palustris 10 Mar 2017 MichaelMulvaneyMultiple Significant Sightings - MichaelMulvaney has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MichaelMulvaney has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - MichaelMulvaney joined us in 2014! Confirmed
Unidentified 18 Feb 2017 michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! Pending ID

Significant sighting

10 Mar 2017

Marsh Purslane has been recorded in the Brindabella area of NSW but this is the first ACT record. It is a popular aquarium plant and a record of invasiveness elsewhere (but not dramatically so). One we will probably want to control if still having a restricted ACT distribution.

8 comments

   19 Feb 2017
No idea. How tall is it?
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   19 Feb 2017
It is a prostrate herb, forming a dense mat in the same way as Persicaria prostrata, up to about 10cm at most high. Having seen it here I have found it is relatively common along the river.
   20 Feb 2017
I think you should take a specimen in to the botanic gardens for ID. I have had a quick look in Plantnet at Molluginaceae, Rubiaceae, and Caryophyllaceae, and I don't think it is any of those. I cannot see ant stipules, so I don't think it is Polygonaceae either.
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   20 Feb 2017
Thanks Betty, I'll collect a specimen for ANBG.
RussellB wrote:
   22 Feb 2017
This will be a Ludwigia species (Onagraceae), either L. palustris (fruit 2-5 mm long) or L. repens (fruit 5-7 mm long). From the tumb in the photo, I am guessing the first, L. palustris. Both a re naturalised species known from NSW.
   22 Feb 2017
I had not thought of Ludwigia. I don't think either species has been recorded for the ACT. If not, all the more reason to get a specimen to the Botanic Gardens. Ludwigia palustris does not have petals, so if you find any flowers with petals it will be repens, extremely unlikey because it looks as if the nearest it occurs to the ACT is Lane Cove in Sydney.
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   22 Feb 2017
Thanks, will do
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   21 Mar 2017
Michael Mulvaney's ID of Ludwigia palustris has been confirmed by David Albrecht, Plant Identification and Liaison Officer at Australian National Herbarium.

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Glycine tabacina at Gigerline - 18 Feb 2015
Kunzea ericoides at Gigerline - 21 Dec 2014
Dama dama at Gigerline - 6 Aug 2014
Macropus robustus at Gigerline - 5 Feb 2014
Eucalyptus viminalis at Gigerline - 16 Sep 2008
Asperula ambleia at Gigerline - 22 Sep 2005
Atriplex semibaccata at Gigerline - 21 Jun 2017
Eopsaltria australis at Gigerline - 21 Jun 2017
Petroica boodang at Gigerline - 1 Apr 2017
Schoenoplectus validus at Gigerline - 1 Apr 2017
Callococcus acaciae at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Acrida conica at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Eurystomus orientalis at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Rhinotia phoenicoptera at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Dicranosterna immaculata at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Ancita australis at Gigerline - 15 Feb 2017
Pogona barbata (TBC) at Gigerline - 16 Jan 2017
Eleale pulchra (TBC) at Gigerline - 16 Jan 2017
Calotis lappulacea at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Trifolium arvense at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Unidentified at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Melilotus albus at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Glenoleon falsus at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Helea ovata at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Mictis profana at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Sceliphron laetum (TBC) at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Neoaratus hercules at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
Mictis profana at Gigerline - 4 Jan 2017
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Sorghum leiocladum at Gigerline - 28 Dec 2016
Dicranosterna immaculata at Gigerline - 28 Dec 2016
Nososticta solida at Gigerline - 28 Dec 2016
Rubus anglocandicans at Gigerline - 27 Dec 2016
Coccinella transversalis at Gigerline - 27 Dec 2016
Bursaria spinosa at Gigerline - 27 Dec 2016
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Gigerline - 27 Dec 2016
Carduus tenuiflorus at Gigerline - 22 Oct 2016
Rhipidura fuliginosa at Gigerline - 22 Oct 2016
Centipeda cunninghamii at Gigerline - 3 May 2016
Populus nigra at Gigerline - 3 May 2016
Euphorbia dallachyana at Gigerline - 3 May 2016
Calotis lappulacea at Gigerline - 3 May 2016
Portulaca oleracea at Gigerline - 28 Feb 2016
Macropus robustus at Gigerline - 28 Feb 2016
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta at Gigerline - 11 Jan 2016
Erodium crinitum at Gigerline - 14 Jul 2015
Acacia dealbata at Gigerline - 18 Feb 2015
Euchiton sphaericus at Gigerline - 18 Feb 2015
Glycine tabacina at Gigerline - 18 Feb 2015
Kunzea ericoides at Gigerline - 21 Dec 2014
Dama dama at Gigerline - 6 Aug 2014
Macropus robustus at Gigerline - 5 Feb 2014
Eucalyptus viminalis at Gigerline - 16 Sep 2008
Asperula ambleia at Gigerline - 22 Sep 2005

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  • Coordinates 149.084920-35.531535
  • Altitude 580.9m

Sighting information

  • Ludwigia palustris Scientific name
  • Marsh Purslane Common name
  • Gigerline Location
  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • 15 Feb 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Sparsely scattered along the Murrumbidgee River, growing close to the water, in Gigerline Nature Reserve.

Sensitivity key

  • Highly sensitive
  • Sensitive
  • Not sensitive

Conservation key

  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest (Exotic)
  • Locally Extinct

Ludwigia palustris locations

Ludwigia palustris has been recorded at:

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