Lotus corniculatus

Birds-Foot Trefoil at Booth, ACT

Lotus corniculatus at Booth, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Lotus corniculatus at Booth, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Lotus corniculatus 1 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Lotus corniculatus 1 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Lotus angustissimus 25 Dec 2018 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 24 Dec 2018 JohnBundock

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Significant sighting

1 Jan 2019

Follow-up report of a significant potential weed that we are trying to eradicate in Namadgi

7 comments

BettyDonWood wrote:
   25 Dec 2018
From what I can see of the leaves, and from flower colour, I have the impression that it is a feral Lotus.. The wing petals and keel appear to have been damaged early in development.
I was surprised at how easily, assuming it is a Lotus, that it keyed out to Lotus angustissimus, assuming that if the keel was undamaged, it would have a short beak bent upwards from the middle.
JohnBundock wrote:
   25 Dec 2018
Unfortunately, others of the photos I took were too blurred. I'll be in the same area during the next week and try to find them again. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your efforts in 2018.
BettyDonWood wrote:
   25 Dec 2018
Thanks John
This will be the first CNM sighting of this species if you can find an undamaged flower.
JohnBundock wrote:
   29 Dec 2018
Sorry, I didn't realise that the flower was damaged. Festive season commitments precluded me getting back there until today. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the plant. Should I delete it?
BettyDonWood wrote:
   29 Dec 2018
I would rather keep it on the database, even if marked as Inconclusive. Someone in future might be interested in that sort of damage.
   1 Jan 2019
Ryu Callaway earlier reported a yellow lotus from this location we originally thought it was angustimmus, but Greg Baines collected a specimen and destroyed all other plants. The specimen ID to corniculatus. I suspect this is from seed of the same plants. Steve Taylor it would be good if some-one could also destroy this plants as lotus does have a high weed risk.
gregbaines wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
This species is probably much more widespread in Namadgi that we previously thought. Dave Albrecht and I came across quite a few in a small bog near the summit of Orroral Hill in December.

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Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
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Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
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Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
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Calomela moorei (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Forked Footman) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
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  • 24 Dec 2018 03:54 PM Recorded on
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