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Scabiosa atropurpurea

Pincushion Plant at Kaleen, ACT

Scabiosa atropurpurea at Kaleen, ACT - 13 Dec 2020
Scabiosa atropurpurea at Kaleen, ACT - 13 Dec 2020
Scabiosa atropurpurea at Kaleen, ACT - 13 Dec 2020
Scabiosa atropurpurea at Kaleen, ACT - 13 Dec 2020
Scabiosa atropurpurea at Kaleen, ACT - 13 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Scabiosa atropurpurea 14 Dec 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 13 Dec 2020 Jiggy

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Significant sighting

15 Dec 2020

This is a bad weed across southern Australia. It was first recorded in the Kaleen area in 1965, but has been subject to control and does not seem to have spread far. These plants have already been sprayed by our diligent City Services staff

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Parks818 wrote:
   15 Dec 2020
City Services has controlled it with herbicide. Had spread into native grassland so just as well they intervened early in the invasion process.

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 13 Dec 2020 06:47 AM Recorded on
  • Jiggy Recorded by

Additional information

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

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