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Polygala myrtifolia

Myrtle-leaf Milkwort at Hawker, ACT

Polygala myrtifolia at Hawker, ACT - 20 Oct 2021
Polygala myrtifolia at Hawker, ACT - 20 Oct 2021
Polygala myrtifolia at Hawker, ACT - 20 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Polygala myrtifolia 23 Oct 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 23 Oct 2021 sangio7

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Presumably a garden escapee?

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Tapirlord wrote:
   23 Oct 2021
Polygala grandiflora, an ornamental, not sure how it manages to naturalised
   23 Oct 2021
Warren could you please press some stems of flowers and leaves and drop off at Botanic Gardens or CSIRO herbariumm. This is a major weed of coastal areas of South African origin. As far as I know it has not been recorded as naturalised in the ACT previously. Certainly one to remove. "grandiflora" is a nursery form of Polygala myrtifolia.

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Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Hawker, ACT - 21 May 2022 by sangio7
Eragrostis parviflora (Weeping Love Grass) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by pinnaCLE
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by pinnaCLE
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) at Hawker, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by sangio7
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hawker, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by sangio7
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by sangio7
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Polycarpon tetraphyllum (Four-leaf Allseed) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Linaria arvensis (Corn Toadflax) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Dasybasis sp. (genus) (A march fly) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Cladia sp. (genus) at Hawker, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Hawker, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse) at Hawker, ACT - 3 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hawker, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hawker, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle) at Hawker, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Hawker, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Hawker, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Acacia linearifolia (Narrow-leaved Wattle) at Hawker, ACT - 25 Jul 2021 by sangio7
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by AlisonMilton
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by AlisonMilton
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hawker, ACT - 23 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton
Oxyops fasciculatus (A weevil) at Hawker, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Hawker, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by AlisonMilton
Asiola fasciata (A robber fly) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Oct 2018 by AlisonMilton
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hawker, ACT - 11 Feb 2018 by Alison Milton

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 20 Oct 2021 03:07 PM Recorded on
  • sangio7 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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