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Fireweed at Watson, ACT

Senecio madagascariensis at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022
Senecio madagascariensis at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022
Senecio madagascariensis at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022
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Senecio madagascariensis 9 May 2022 Tapirlord
Senecio madagascariensis 9 May 2022 abread111

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User's notes

Flower dimensions and number of bracts consistent with Fireweed. Unfortunately seed has been and is being shed. Location shown on image is not quite accurate - not in the grassy area, but in the treed area, near a cherry ballart - have moved point closer to the actual location.

4 comments

   11 May 2022
Thanks did you pull and bag the plant?
abread111 wrote:
   11 May 2022
No because I was not sure of the species at the time, but did suspect fireweed. Also it has obviously been flowering and seeding for some time so the site will have to be marked so it can be monitored in the future. I have contacted the rangers about this.
   11 May 2022
Thanks much appreciated
waltraud wrote:
   12 May 2022
Barb
well spotted!
the Mfw I found further north at the Fair project site was in flower & highly visible - I've spent quite some time in the last 2 summers monitoring for the species but this one escaped me. I'm keen to GPS the exact location and possibly remove whatever is left - I'm not sure whether PCS will act but perhaps they responded to you? Mfw was introduced with turf to the Gungahlin; unfortunately with the prevailing northwesterly wind in Summer, I expect Mfw to invade Mt Majura's grassy woodlands.

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(family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by kdm Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Watson, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by kdm Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Watson, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by kdm Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 by kdm zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 31 May 2019 by kdm Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 May 2019 by kdm Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2019 by kdm Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2019 by kdm Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Watson, ACT - 3 May 2019 by kdm Rentinus dilatatus (Fulgorid planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by kdm Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Watson, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by kdm Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by kdm Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen Polyporus arcularius at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 22 Nov 2015 by MAX Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by abread111
Pyrus sp. (An ornamental pear) at Watson, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by abread111
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Avery
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022 by abread111
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-Trefoil) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Solenogyne dominii (Smooth Solenogyne) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Zornia dyctiocarpa var. dyctiocarpa (Zornia) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by WalterEgo
Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by WalterEgo
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jan 2022 by Kassandra21
Goodenia hederacea subsp. hederacea (Ivy Goodenia, Forest Goodenia) at Watson, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by MAX
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by waltraud
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by waltraud
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Watson, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by MAX
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2021 by abread111
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by MAX
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 11 Jul 2020 by walter
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by sbittinger
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by sbittinger
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by kdm
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Watson, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by kdm
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Watson, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by kdm
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 by kdm
zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 31 May 2019 by kdm
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 May 2019 by kdm
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2019 by kdm
Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2019 by kdm
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Watson, ACT - 3 May 2019 by kdm
Rentinus dilatatus (Fulgorid planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by kdm
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Watson, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by kdm
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by kdm
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Polyporus arcularius at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 22 Nov 2015 by MAX
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen

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Species information

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

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 May 2022 11:16 AM Recorded on
  • abread111 Recorded by

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

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