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Small Loosestrife at MTR591 at Gundaroo

Lythrum hyssopifolia at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 14 Oct 2016

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   29 Sep 2017
Sorry if My Id is correct as this is a weed, but it can be eaten sparingly as a green in salad or steamed it is supposively rich in Iron and Omega 3, but I've never tasted it.
   29 Sep 2017
Oh well...beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   30 Sep 2017
Michael M, I have doubts about this being Portulaca oleracea, which grows in my garden and is an annual and doesn't reach the stage seen above until summer. I think this is Lythrum hyssopifolia, especially since it is growing near a dam an is partly erect.
   30 Sep 2017
Lythrum hyssopifola has narrow to very narrow leaves. When it has has red stems it is obviously stressed and the leaves are red also. The stems of the plant in this photo look fleshy, true for Portulaca, untrue for Lythrum.
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   30 Sep 2017
I'm sorry to contradict you Betty, but it is virtually impossible for it to be Portulaca oleracea in October. Also Look at the following sightings, which have fleshy looking leaves of similar shape:
http://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/34758
http://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/31544
   30 Sep 2017
Maartje, were the stems fleshy or non-fleshy?
   30 Sep 2017
I am sorry, don't trust my memory in that respect...Lythrum h. did cross my mind but the leaves seemed extremely round for that. I will see if I can find it again this season, but it might well be too dry. Is it possible that the extreme rain last year might have had this grow much earlier than usual?
   30 Sep 2017
This is not very scientific, but googling Lythrum hyssopifolia does yield a number of images that are identical to mine (e.g. http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+0411+1060) and they seem to be taken in very wet spots. Maybe the thing is that the Lythrum h. was looking unusual due to the heavy rains?

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Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 16 May 2020 by Maartje Sevenster
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Apr 2020 by Maartje Sevenster
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 14 Apr 2020 by Maartje Sevenster
Spiranthes australis (Pink spiral orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 6 Apr 2020 by Maartje Sevenster
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Jan 2020 by Maartje Sevenster
Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Dec 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 10 Apr 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Jan 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Jan 2019 by Maartje Sevenster
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Dec 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm, Common Balm) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Dec 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Polygonum sp. (Wireweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 22 Dec 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 22 Dec 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 29 Mar 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Mar 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Scutellaria racemosa (South American Skullcap) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Jan 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Jan 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Gamochaeta calviceps (Cudweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Jan 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Gamochaeta coarctata at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018 by Maartje Sevenster
Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Nov 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Soliva sessilis (Jo-jo, Bindyi, Lawn Burweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 7 Nov 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Oct 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Sep 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 25 Jun 2016 by Maartje Sevenster
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014 by Maartje Sevenster
Microtis parviflora (Slender onion orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014 by Maartje Sevenster
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 3 Jun 2014 by Maartje Sevenster

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height (m)
  • 13 Oct 2016 Recorded on
  • Maartje Sevenster Recorded by

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