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Lespedeza juncea subsp. sericea

Chinese Lespedeza at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Lespedeza juncea subsp. sericea at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2020
Lespedeza juncea subsp. sericea at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2020
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Identification history

Lespedeza juncea subsp. sericea 11 Apr 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Lespedeza juncea subsp. sericea 10 Apr 2020 NickiTaws

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
12 Apr 2020

A rare plant. See comment by Michael Mulvaney

5 comments

   11 Apr 2020
Nikki a significant sighting - but that feature is currently not working. This site is one site I need to check re mowing and the impact (both negative and positive) that it may be having at this location. I had previously recommended a reduction in mowing area - would appreciate your thoughts.
NickiTaws wrote:
   12 Apr 2020
The Lespedeza itself wouldn't be impacted by mowing as it is right down in the creek. Much of the grassland area is looking fabulous at the moment with Themeda, Sorghum, Chrysocephalum, Plantago, Glycine etc. I'm not sure how much the inner circle would get mown as it is locked off by roads, but any mowing should be left until late autumn-winter when the C4s have stopped growing. Alternative is to burn it in autumn/winter- tricky!
   12 Apr 2020
Thanks Nikki - It would be mown annually except for restrictions placed on the site
CathB wrote:
   13 Apr 2020
Hi Nicki and Michael. Is it possible that sighting 3878296, from further up the same drainage line, could also be this species?
NickiTaws wrote:
   14 Apr 2020
Yes. That one does look Lespedeza. Well-spotted.

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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 27 Mar 2020 12:26 PM Recorded on
  • NickiTaws Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
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