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Echium plantagineum

Paterson's Curse at Watson, ACT

Echium plantagineum at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018
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Echium plantagineum 12 Dec 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Echium plantagineum 7 Dec 2018 waltraud

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Weeds are the only plants that germinate and thrive in the overgrazed Mt Majura nature reserve. The kangaroo population is 10times of what is considered sustainable. There is no hope to improve the condition of the grassy woodlands if the government is not managing overgrazing. Volunteers waste their time. We'll end up with either a weedy woodland (if we stop soaking the nature reserve with herbicide year in year out) or a wasteland. In deep frustration waltraud

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Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) 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
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Avery
Senecio madagascariensis (Fireweed) at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022 by abread111
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at Watson, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by abread111
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by WalterEgo
Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by WalterEgo
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by waltraud
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
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by MAX
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 11 Jul 2020 by walter
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by sbittinger
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by sbittinger
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by waltraud
Sisymbrium orientale (Eastern Rocket) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by waltraud
Geranium sp. (Geranium) at Watson, ACT - 26 May 2020 by waltraud
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by kdm
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Watson, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by kdm
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Watson, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by kdm
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm
zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 31 May 2019 by kdm
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 May 2019 by kdm
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2019 by kdm
Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2019 by kdm
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Watson, ACT - 3 May 2019 by kdm
Rentinus dilatatus (Fulgorid planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by kdm
Pseudoanthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum (African carder bee, Megachild bee) at Watson, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 by kdm
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Watson, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by kdm
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by kdm
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud
Calvatia sp. (a puffball ) at Watson, ACT - 5 Mar 2018 by AaronClausen
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Polyporus arcularius at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Watson, ACT - 8 Oct 2016 by AaronClausen
Sepedonium at Watson, ACT - 7 Jul 2016 by AaronClausen
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 17 Apr 2016 by AaronClausen
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 22 Nov 2015 by MAX
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Watson, ACT - 6 Oct 2015 by AaronClausen
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015 by AaronClausen
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 7 Dec 2018 01:07 PM Recorded on
  • waltraud Recorded by

Additional information

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

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