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Centaurium erythraea

Common Centaury at Watson, ACT

Centaurium erythraea at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015
Centaurium erythraea at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015
Centaurium erythraea at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015
Centaurium erythraea at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015
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Identification history

Centaurium erythraea 29 Nov 2015 waltraud
Centaurium erythraea 28 Nov 2015 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 28 Nov 2015 MAX

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User's notes

No Idea what this herbaceous plant is ? Checked several local plant books. Maybe it's a weed? Small purple flower ~5 t 10 mm across on inflorescence spike. Leaves dark green forming a rosette close to soil. Shady slightly moist location with 'Cherry' tree (Exocarpos) Canopy.

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MAX wrote:
   30 Nov 2015
OK, Thanks Betty & Waltraud. EXOTIC WEED CONFIRMED ! (unfortunately).

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Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok Arthropodium minus (Small Vanilla Lily) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by WalterEgo Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by abread111 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by MAX Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by abread111 Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 29 Aug 2022 by HappyWanderer Juncus sp. (A rush) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2022 by abread111 Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 15 Aug 2022 by MAX Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by abread111 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by waltraud Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111 Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by abread111 Senecio madagascariensis (Fireweed) at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022 by abread111 Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Watson, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by MAX Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2021 by abread111 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Harrisi Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 by kdm zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Watson, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by RobertD Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Watson, ACT - 7 Feb 2017 by AaronClausen Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 28 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 6 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Watson, ACT - 20 Apr 2016 by AaronClausen Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX Perenniporia ochroleuca at Watson, ACT - 19 May 2015 by AaronClausen Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015 by AaronClausen Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok
Arthropodium minus (Small Vanilla Lily) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by WalterEgo
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by abread111
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by MAX
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 5 Sep 2022 by abread111
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 29 Aug 2022 by HappyWanderer
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2022 by abread111
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 15 Aug 2022 by MAX
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by abread111
Senecio madagascariensis (Fireweed) at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022 by abread111
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Watson, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by MAX
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2021 by abread111
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 by kdm
zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Watson, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by RobertD
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Watson, ACT - 7 Feb 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 28 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 6 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Watson, ACT - 20 Apr 2016 by AaronClausen
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Watson, ACT - 19 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015 by AaronClausen
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen

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Species information

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  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

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  • 27 Nov 2015 06:57 PM Recorded on
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