Eryngium ovinum

Blue Devil at Hackett, ACT

Eryngium ovinum at Hackett, ACT - 1 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Eryngium ovinum 1 Jan 2021 Tapirlord
Eryngium ovinum 1 Jan 2021 Avery

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Being in a park, along a route commonly used to access the reserve, suggests that it was spread by a walker. Somebody has clearly tried to arrange some protection for it. I walked past there yesterday without seeing it.

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Avery wrote:
   16 Jan 2022
Since this sighting, which has been relocated a few meters away to a 'no mow' zone, 2 additional colonies have been discovered, one of 2 happily already in a projected no mow zone, and another, near the end of the slippery dip, discovered by Chris Mobbs, to have had 9 (!!) individuals in an area c 1m square, some of them plausibly yearlings, others that must have been around considerably longer. These are being relocated. But the evidence that they can survive a certain amount of attention from the (not extremely assiduous) park mowing is perhaps interesting. Maybe there are more colonies there and in similar places!

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 1 Jan 2021 04:04 PM Recorded on
  • Avery Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height

Species information

  • Eryngium ovinum Scientific name
  • Blue Devil Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 820.89m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • In flower

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