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Ozothamnus diosmifolius

rice flower, white dogwood, pill flower, sago bush at Majura, ACT

Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Majura, ACT - 8 Oct 2016
Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Majura, ACT - 8 Oct 2016
Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Majura, ACT - 8 Oct 2016
Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Majura, ACT - 8 Oct 2016
Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Majura, ACT - 8 Oct 2016
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Identification history

Ozothamnus diosmifolius 9 Dec 2016 BettyDonWood
Ozothamnus diosmifolius 9 Dec 2016 BettyDonWood
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 9 Nov 2016 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 8 Oct 2016 SilkeSma

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Significant sighting

4 Jan 2017

Sago Bush although common on the NSW coast has only twice been recorded in the ACT, both via CNM. The other record was by Michael Bedingfield on Tuggeranong Hill - this is a first for north ACT.

12 comments

   9 Oct 2016
Possibly a Cassinia. A photo when the flowers are right out would be a lot easier to ID.
SilkeSma wrote:
   10 Nov 2016
Two more photos, but the flowers are still not quite out.
   10 Nov 2016
This is a very tentative ID. I would prefer to see photos when the flowers are a lot more mature.
   10 Nov 2016
Silke if you could keep an eye on this and photograph again when in full flower that would be great Ozothamnus rosmarinifoloius is currently only known from one location in the ACT, Rolley's Flat in Namadgi
SilkeSma wrote:
   10 Nov 2016
Yes, I'll certainly do that. I'm quite curious myself ever since I saw it first.
SilkeSma wrote:
   9 Dec 2016
Finally, we have a flower!
   10 Dec 2016
Ozothamnu diosmifolius has been recorded on Tuggerang Hill in 2000. I have always thought of it as a coastal species, where it is very common. I have never seen it with pink buds before. Michael Mulvaney is away on holiday. If anyone out there has a collecting licence, could you pick a bit including stem, leaves and flowers, and take it into ANBG for confirmation.
waltraud wrote:
   19 Sep 2017
I'm currently updating the Mts Ainslie Majura Flora list. I wonder whether a specimen was brought to the ANBG for id? Ozothamnu diosmifolius is not listed on the ACT Census of Vascular plants so I think there might be some interest...
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   19 Sep 2017
I think Silke is away at the moment, so not sure if a specimen was lodged. Also the pink form, single plant and it's Mt Ainslie location makes me wonder whether it may be a garden escapee, but then Micahel B did find another shrub at a more isolated location on Tuggernong Hill.
waltraud wrote:
   19 Sep 2017
thanks Michael
there is a cultivar Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Coral Flush’ Rice Flower available in the Garden industry (white forms atre also available); see
http://www.gardeningwithangus.com.au/ozothamnus-diosmifolius-coral-flush-rice-flower/
So given the isolated plant and pink form I think you are right reg garden escape.
waltraud wrote:
   19 Sep 2017
thanks Michael
there is a cultivar Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Coral Flush’ Rice Flower available in the Garden industry (white forms are also available); see
http://www.gardeningwithangus.com.au/ozothamnus-diosmifolius-coral-flush-rice-flower/
So given the isolated plant and pink form I think you are right reg garden escape.
   19 Sep 2017
Yes, Probably is a garden escapee, but the precautionary approach is to treat it as a locally rare species until we know otherwise

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Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Majura, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Majura, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Gamochaeta calviceps (Cudweed) at Majura, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by SilkeSma
Barbarea verna (Wintercress, American cress) at Majura, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by SilkeSma
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Majura, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by SilkeSma
Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Majura, ACT - 5 Jul 2019 by SilkeSma
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Majura, ACT - 17 Aug 2018 by WalterEgo
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Majura, ACT - 17 Aug 2018 by WalterEgo
Dichelachne sp. (Plume Grasses) at Majura, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by SilkeSma
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Majura, ACT - 8 Nov 2016 by SilkeSma
Einadia hastata (Berry Saltbush) at Majura, ACT - 1 Sep 2016 by SilkeSma
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Majura, ACT - 1 Sep 2016 by SilkeSma
Lycium ferocissimum (African Boxthorn) at Majura, ACT - 1 Sep 2016 by SilkeSma
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Majura, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by SilkeSma
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Majura, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by SilkeSma
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Majura, ACT - 15 Apr 2015 by SilkeSma

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 8 Oct 2016 09:07 AM Recorded on
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