Other WildflowerStylidium montanum

Alpine triggerplant at Glen Allen, NSW

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Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017
Stylidium montanum at Glen Allen, NSW - 13 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Stylidium montanum 15 Dec 2017 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Other Wildflower Stylidium montanum 14 Dec 2017 JackieMilesMultiple Significant Sightings - JackieMiles has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Very common in moist grassland around the edges of Packers Swamp. Leaves are very narrow and held erect, but I am basing the ID largely on habitat (wet areas on relatively fertile soil at high elevation: 850m).

2 comments

   14 Dec 2017
I am not convinced this is not armeria, which can also have very narrow leaves. Vicflora states that montanum is confined to wet peaty soils at high altitude. Montanum is strongly rhizomatous with clumps of up to 50 plants, and has hairless leaves up to 12 cm long. Armeria is solitary or weakly rhizomatous with clumps of 2-5 plants, and has leaves to 40 cm long. If the leaves are 11 cm long or less they are pilose (hairy). It is much more widespread. It can grow in swampy areas at fairly high altitude in Namadgi NP, ACT, as high as Packers Swamp, as well as in Canberra at lower altitudes as long as it is not on sandstone.
   15 Dec 2017
Hi Betty, There's armeria in the surrounding forest, and it looks quite different to this thing in the bog edges, which is in fact growing in wet peaty soils at high altitude. I think it is probably rhizomatous as it does tend to be a bit clumped. The armeria has a much wider leaf, more spathulate, not linear, in my experience, and also a deeper green, while the montanum is more blue-green. I think I've got the hang of the graminifolium/armeria/montanum split, although armeria and gram can grade into each other a bit I find.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
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