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Viola odorata

Sweet Violet at Black Mountain

Viola odorata at Black Mountain - 28 Aug 2019
Viola odorata at Black Mountain - 28 Aug 2019
Viola odorata at Black Mountain - 28 Aug 2019
Viola odorata at Black Mountain - 28 Aug 2019
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Identification history

Viola odorata 28 Aug 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Viola odorata 28 Aug 2019 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 28 Aug 2019 ClubFED

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3 comments

   29 Aug 2019
One to pull out next time you are up that way - it can spread though slowly
   29 Aug 2019
I forgot to comment about photo 1. An excellent view of the spur on the back of the flower, typical of this species. The other typical characteristic, though difficult to photograph without a macro lens, is the hairs on the leaf stalk, which point backwards.
I tend to disagree with Michael about this form of Viola odorata being slow to spread, though in the dry sandy soil of Black Mountain this could well be so. When we first moved into our house in 1972, we got some pots of it as free issue from Yarralumla Nursery. They had been labelled as a native plant. The seed cases open explosively and they quite quickly came up all over the garden. It took us about 40 years of effort to get rid of them. Our soil is clayey, and whenever we have young plants, moist.
ClubFED wrote:
   29 Aug 2019
Thanks, now that I know what it is - and that it's a weed, I'll pull it out if I see if again.

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Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2019 by ClubFED
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Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Black Mountain - 28 Aug 2019 by ClubFED
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Black Mountain - 18 Oct 2018 by RWPurdie
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Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Black Mountain - 22 Oct 2017 by ClubFED
Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2017 by ClubFED
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2017 by ClubFED
Cardamine hirsuta (Common Bittercress, Hairy Woodcress) at Black Mountain - 3 Sep 2017 by Floramaya
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Passiflora cinnabarina (Red Passionflower) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Asplenium flabellifolium (Necklace fern) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Poranthera microphylla (Poranthera) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Black Mountain - 31 Oct 2016 by Floramaya
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2016 by Ryl
Ranunculus lappaceus (Australian Buttercup) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2016 by Ryl
Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2016 by Ryl
Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Ranunculus lappaceus (Australian Buttercup) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Black Mountain - 29 Nov 2015 by AaronClausen
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by AaronClausen
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by AaronClausen
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by AaronClausen
Asplenium flabellifolium (Necklace fern) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by AaronClausen
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by AaronClausen
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Black Mountain - 25 Oct 2014 by ClubFED
Pteris tremula (Tender brake) at Black Mountain - 30 May 2014 by RWPurdie
Pteris tremula (Tender brake) at Black Mountain - 30 May 2014 by RWPurdie
Pteris tremula (Tender brake) at Black Mountain - 30 May 2014 by RWPurdie
Pteris tremula (Tender brake) at Black Mountain - 3 May 2014 by AaronClausen
Doodia australis (Rasp Fern) at Black Mountain - 3 May 2014 by AaronClausen
Blechnum minus (Soft water fern) at Black Mountain - 3 May 2014 by AaronClausen
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Black Mountain - 3 May 2014 by AaronClausen
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Black Mountain - 3 May 2014 by AaronClausen
Chlorociboria (An elfcup fungus) at Black Mountain - 6 May 2010 by CathB

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  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Aug 2019 01:18 PM Recorded on
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