Centranthus ruber

Red Valerian, Kiss-me-quick, Jupiter's Beard at Acton, ACT

Centranthus ruber at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
Centranthus ruber at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
Centranthus ruber at Acton, ACT - 3 Aug 2021
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Centranthus ruber 12 Aug 2021 RWPurdie
Phytolacca octandra 6 Aug 2021 Tapirlord

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Not sure about this one, but seemed unusal. Growing on the side of a creek margin

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RWPurdie wrote:
   11 Aug 2021
I don't think it's Phytolacca but will also try to check it out.
RWPurdie wrote:
   12 Aug 2021
I've just checked the plant and can confirm it's a weed. A few years ago there was a large patch of it on the other side of the road in the creek line. I removed all the plants, but it looks like seed has been washed through the drain under the road and germinated further down (= the plant you photographed). If you are there again, please pull it out!

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  • 3 Aug 2021 10:33 AM Recorded on
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  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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