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Eryngium ovinum

Blue Devil at Hackett, ACT

Eryngium ovinum at Hackett, ACT - 1 Jan 2021
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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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Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Hackett, ACT - 10 May 2022 by cmobbs
Persicaria decipiens (Slender Knotweed) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by cmobbs
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by mareehill
Solanum triflorum (Three-flowered Nightshade) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Epilobium billardiereanum (Willowherb) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Malva neglecta (Dwarf Mallow) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Cyperus difformis (Dirty Dora) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Persicaria lapathifolia (Pale Knotweed) at Hackett, ACT - 29 Jan 2022 by cmobbs
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by cmobbs
Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy) at Hackett, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by cmobbs
Juncus bufonius (Toad rush) at Hackett, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by cmobbs
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by cmobbs
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by cmobbs
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Hackett, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by Boagshoags
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by cmobbs
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Hackett, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by cmobbs
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by cmobbs
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by cmobbs
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by cmobbs
Eriococcidae sp. on Eucalyptus blakelyi (Felted scale on Eucalyptus blakelyi) at Hackett, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by cmobbs
Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee grub/moth, Rain Moth) at Hackett, ACT - 2 May 2019 by Machew

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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

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  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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