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Other WildflowerStylidium armeria subsp. armeria

Trigger plant at Kosciuszko National Park

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Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria at Kosciuszko National Park - 26 Jan 2019
Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria at Kosciuszko National Park - 26 Jan 2019

Identification history

Other Wildflower Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria 21 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria 21 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Stylidium montanum 20 Feb 2019 Calytr1x

Author's notes

Along road edge near Guthega, second photo included to show the leaves.

7 comments

   21 Feb 2019
I have traced the stem through almost a semicircle and can find no trace of leaves. The leaves in the photo look more like a seedlimg of Tasmannia.
Montanum grows in groups, and is confined to peaty wet soils. Armeria is usually single plants, and can grow in variety of habitats.
   21 Feb 2019
Yep, this is armeria and most of the leaves in the 2nd photo belong to it, except for the Tasmannia seedling in the lower RH corner. The relatively large leaves which are broader near the tip and taper to a petiole-like base is typical of it, compared with the very narrow and blue-green leaves in a compact rosette of montanum. S. armeria is usually in forest and I think it might be interesting that it is growing as high as near Guthega.
Calytr1x wrote:
   21 Feb 2019
Thanks to you both, yes it does sound interesting then if it’s not in it’s usual habitat. I wish I’d tried harder to get a good picture of the leaves. I need a better camera.
Calytr1x wrote:
   21 Feb 2019
PS it was very wet where it was growing, there was water running in the road drain and the soil was quite peaty from memory.
   21 Feb 2019
Thanks Jackie
   21 Feb 2019
But wet as in roadside drain is different from wet as in high elevation bog, which is where montanum hangs out. You can get little boggy patches in drains - I've even seen localised patches of sphagnum develop in a drain, but it's still not quite the right sort of habitat for montanum, which goes for the big expanses of open wet grassland.
Calytr1x wrote:
   21 Feb 2019
Okay, thanks for the clarification. Good to know.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 26 Jan 2019 10:40 AM Recorded on
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