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Dodonaea viscosa

Hop Bush at Spence, ACT

Dodonaea viscosa at Spence, ACT - 12 Sep 2020
Dodonaea viscosa at Spence, ACT - 12 Sep 2020
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Identification history

Dodonaea viscosa 13 Sep 2020 Rosie
Dodonaea viscosa 13 Sep 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 12 Sep 2020 ConBoekel

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The plants are growing along the margins of an old road track (now used as a walking trail) and thence uphill.

5 comments

Rosie wrote:
   12 Sep 2020
I suspect they're Dodonea, Con. Rosemary B
Rosie wrote:
   13 Sep 2020
There's been a cluster of Dodonea in that area for decades. Some also occur up to 70m away from the site. You've captured the colours beautifully Con.
ConBoekel wrote:
   13 Sep 2020
Rosie
Thank you. It was nice to see a patch of native shrubs after all the Cootamundra Wattles!
Rosie wrote:
   13 Sep 2020
The Mt Rogers Landcare Group values Cootamundra Wattles for their lifetime of value to wildlife. People enjoy their spring flowering. As the 65 hectare site is hazard reduction burnt in stages the volunteers systematically remove the thousands of seedlings that the burning produces. The north third of the reserve has not yet been burnt. We are also mindful that we do not remove too many Cootamundra Wattles if no other Acacia species are present in specific places. The soils are poor enough without having nitrogen-fixers removed!
ConBoekel wrote:
   13 Sep 2020
Rosie
Thanks for that information. I take your point about balancing woody weed removal with other priorities by ensuring that good replacements are in place. We saw many small bush birds (Striated Thornbill, Silvereye, Superb Fairy-wren, Yellow-rumped Thornbill and Grey Fantail appreciating the food and protection of the Cootas yesterday. They needed it because we counted a flock of 40 Pied Currawong on the Reserve!)
We enjoyed our walk on the Reserve and could see various signs of the Landcare Group's activities, for which we are grateful. We surveyed the birds while we were there and the list is publicly available on eBird.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12 Sep 2020 10:00 AM Recorded on
  • ConBoekel Recorded by

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

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