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Other Wildflower or HerbHolosteum umbellatum

Jagged Chickweed at Bonython, ACT

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Holosteum umbellatum at Bonython, ACT - 7 Oct 2016
Holosteum umbellatum at Bonython, ACT - 7 Oct 2016
Holosteum umbellatum at Bonython, ACT - 7 Oct 2016
Holosteum umbellatum at Bonython, ACT - 7 Oct 2016

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Holosteum umbellatum 31 Jan 2017 michaelb
Unidentified 7 Oct 2016 michaelb

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
31 Jan 2017

This is only the second time this plant has been recorded in Australia. The other finding was by Rosemary Purdie in Kambah. This is also mentioned on the PlantNet notes, see http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Holosteum~umbellatum

Author's notes

On the roundabout at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Johnson Drive.

4 comments

wrote:
   8 Oct 2016
No idea. Take it into the Herbarium?
wrote:
   11 Oct 2016
Specimen collected today for ANBG to ID.
wrote:
   31 Jan 2017
I got my response from David Albrecht at ANBG today - this is Holosteum umbellatum. It is only the second time this plant has been recorded in Australia.
wrote:
   1 Feb 2017
Well done Michael B - I will do a weed risk assessment on this species - I also don't now feel bad that I had no idea what it was

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.091302-35.437696
  • Altitude 640.0m
  • Places Bonython, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant size
  • 6 Oct 2016 Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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