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Ehrharta erecta

Panic Veldtgrass at Watson, ACT

Ehrharta erecta at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022
Ehrharta erecta at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022
Ehrharta erecta at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022
Ehrharta erecta at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022
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Identification history

Ehrharta erecta 2 Jul 2022 waltraud
Ehrharta erecta 2 Jul 2022 Tapirlord
Digitaria ciliaris 29 Jun 2022 abread111
Digitaria ciliaris 27 Jun 2022 abread111

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User's notes

Have pressed a sample for species identification by a botanist at a later date, since D. ciliaris and D. sanguinalis are difficult to distinguish. Growing in shade of a Cherry Ballart. Close ups and scan added later.

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   28 Jun 2022
Hi, we would appreciate the botanists opinion.
abread111 wrote:
   2 Jul 2022
Same thing from another site identified by Isobel Crawford as Ehrharta erecta.
waltraud wrote:
   2 Jul 2022
i'm pretty sure the specimen is the panic veldtgrass; it has been introduced as pasture grass or turf grass and does well in the shade (where barb collected). i was a bit confused by the 3rd photo until i noticed it is a magnified close-up of the fruits. well done barb. i think the scans of grasses work well although it is much work to take a photo in situ and then a scan of a collected specimen.
as barb mentioned i collected a specimen elsewhere which botanist i. crawford id-ed and it was the same species as far as i could see (Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass)).
michaelb wrote:
   3 Jul 2022
Agree Ehrharta erecta. Unfortunately it has taken off very well with the successive wet seasons.

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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
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) 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
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Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
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Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
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Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by MAX
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by MAX
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by sbittinger
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by waltraud
Sisymbrium orientale (Eastern Rocket) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by waltraud
Geranium sp. (Geranium) at Watson, ACT - 26 May 2020 by waltraud
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
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
Pseudoanthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum (African carder bee, Megachild bee) at Watson, ACT - 5 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
Calvatia sp. (a puffball ) at Watson, ACT - 5 Mar 2018 by AaronClausen
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
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Watson, ACT - 8 Oct 2016 by AaronClausen
Sepedonium at Watson, ACT - 7 Jul 2016 by AaronClausen
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 17 Apr 2016 by AaronClausen
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Watson, ACT - 19 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015 by AaronClausen

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 27 Jun 2022 12:08 PM Recorded on
  • abread111 Recorded by

Additional information

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

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