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Other WildflowerWahlenbergia gloriosa

Royal Bluebell at Cotter River, ACT

Wahlenbergia gloriosa at Cotter River, ACT - 24 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower Wahlenbergia gloriosa 10 Jan 2018 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Other Wildflower Wahlenbergia gloriosa 10 Jan 2018 PeterRMultiple Significant Sightings - PeterR has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!

2 comments

   10 Jan 2018
Probably. It is unfortunate that it appears to have lost the style (in the middle of the flower) altogether. This means that the flower, at least on a first look, does not look like Wahlenbergia at all. The flower colour is OK, and the leaves are not too bad for gloriosa. The altitude might be OK, but gloriosa is usually at higher altitudes than this.
It is important for flower IDs, especially for Wahlenbergia, to take a side on photo of a flower.
PeterRMultiple Significant Sightings - PeterR has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   11 Jan 2018
Many thanks Betty, and yes I agree I have seen them higher so was rather surprised to see this plant. But I had just disturbed a large alpine copperhead and so was not that surprised to see another mountain species nearby. Thanks for the advice on the side angle shots which I will follow in the future.

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Species information

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  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
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  • 24 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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