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Other Water PlantLudwigia palustris  

Marsh Purslane at Gigerline Nature Reserve

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

Identification history

Other Water Plant Ludwigia palustris 10 Mar 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 19 Feb 2017 michaelb

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.

Author's notes

Sparsely scattered along the Murrumbidgee River, growing close to the water, in Gigerline Nature Reserve.

8 comments

   19 Feb 2017
No idea. How tall is it?
michaelb 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.
michaelb 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.
michaelb wrote:
   22 Feb 2017
Thanks, will do
michaelb 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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Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 18 Sep 2019
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2018
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 May 2018
Populus deltoides (Eastern Cottonwood) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 8 Mar 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 13 Aug 2017
Atriplex semibaccata (Creeping Saltbush) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2017
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2017
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2017
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2017
Callococcus acaciae (Burgan woolly scale) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Rhinotia phoenicoptera (Belid weevil) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Feb 2017
Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 17 Jan 2017
Colepia ingloria (A robber fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Stenoderus suturalis (Stinking Longhorn) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Diphlebia nymphoides (Arrowhead Rockmaster) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2017
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Neocistela ovalis (Darkling beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Trifolium arvense (Haresfoot Clover) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Glenoleon falsus (Antlion Lacewing) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Helea ovata (Pie-dish beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016
Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016
Carduus tenuiflorus (Winged Slender Thistle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2016
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2016
Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 May 2016
Populus nigra (Lombardy Poplar) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 May 2016
Euphorbia dallachyana (Mat Spurge, Caustic Weed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 May 2016
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 May 2016
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Feb 2016
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Feb 2016
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2016
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2016
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2016
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 14 Jul 2015
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 18 Feb 2015
Euchiton sphaericus (Star Cudweed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 18 Feb 2015
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 18 Feb 2015
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Dec 2014
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Dec 2014
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Aug 2014
Dama dama (Fallow Deer) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Aug 2014
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 5 Feb 2014
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Jan 2014
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 18 Apr 2012
Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 16 Sep 2008
Asperula ambleia (Stiff woodruff) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2005

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