Senecio madagascariensis

Madagascan Fireweed, 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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Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
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Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
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Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
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Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
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Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by abread111
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Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2024 by abread111
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Watson, ACT - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Mount Majura - 12 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Pyrus sp. (An Ornamental Pear) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2024 by abread111
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
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Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Majura - 22 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Mount Majura - 22 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Mount Majura - 21 Feb 2024 by abread111
Setaria parviflora (Slender Pigeon Grass) at Mount Majura - 19 Feb 2024 by abread111
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 13 Nov 2023 by abread111
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Mount Majura - 13 Nov 2023 by waltraud
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Majura - 12 Nov 2023 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 12 Nov 2023 by abread111
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 21 Sep 2023 by WalkYonder
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2023 by abread111
Usnea sp. (genus) (Bearded lichen) at Watson, ACT - 18 Jul 2023 by Evie
Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Watson, ACT - 18 Jul 2023 by Evie
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Watson, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by Steve_Bok
Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Watson, ACT - 2 Feb 2023 by HappyWanderer
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Pyrus sp. (An Ornamental Pear) at Watson, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
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
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

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  • 9 May 2022 11:16 AM Recorded on
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  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • True In flower

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