Wahlenbergia sp.

Bluebell at Belconnen, ACT

Wahlenbergia sp. at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Oct 2016
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Identification history

Wahlenbergia sp. 17 Oct 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 16 Oct 2016 jasonbmackenzie

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Site 4152 (fire orchid survey)... one of the sun orchids?

4 comments

CathB wrote:
   17 Oct 2016
I don't think this is an orchid. It looks like a Wahlenbergia.
TonyWood wrote:
   17 Oct 2016
I agree with Cath.
   18 Oct 2016
Jason a side on shot of the flower and a close up of the leaves is needed to ID bluebells to the species level
   18 Oct 2016
Thanks for clarifications, everyone. The wind was pretty gusty, so I struggled to get a decent shot of this one

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Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

Species information

  • Wahlenbergia sp. Scientific name
  • Bluebell Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1665.1m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • In flower

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