Linda and Roger's Bunhybee Grasslands - Flowers

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Bunhybee Grasslands is a 49 hectare / 120 acre conservation property 35km south of Braidwood, in southern N.S.W.
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This page contains images of photos of flowering plants on the property, in the order in which we took them. For larger images, click on the thumbnails below.

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This page also included Cryptogams from 2008-2020, but they were given their own Cryptogams page in late 2020.

Here are alternative sources of information about flowering plants on the property:

Late Winter - 23 Aug 2008

1. Acacia gunnii
[Just to show what amateurs we were, the first 'Flower'
we put up was a Shrub, and the wrong species!]
2. Brachyscombe decipiens

Early Spring - 27 Sep 2008

3. Ranunculus lappaeus
4. Hovea linearis
5. Hovea linearis
6. Veronica gracilis
6A. Cymbonotus lawsonianus – Bears Ears

Mid-Spring - 6 Oct 2008

7. Pultanea subspicata
8. Viola Betonicifolia

Mid-to-Late Spring - 17 Oct 2008

9. Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
10. Oxalis perennans (a native)
11. Hypochaeris radicata – Cats Ears (exotic)
12. Chrysocephalum apiculatum – Common Everlasting
13. Bossiaea prostrata
14. Bossiaea prostrata
15. Linum marginale – Native Flax
16. Linum marginale – Native Flax, Stem
17. Brachycome rigidula
18. Acrotiche serrulata
19. Convolvulus angustissimus
20. Ajuga australis
21. Diuris chryseopsis
22. Diuris chryseopsis
22A. Green Hood Orchid – Pterostylis ?falcata/furcata
23. Wahlenbergia gracilis

Late Spring - 15 Nov 2008

25. Leptorhynchos squamatus
26. Chrysocephalum apiculatum
27. Hypericum gramineum
28. Ditto (Little St Johns Wort - NATIVE, NOT WEED)
29. Stylidium graminifolium – Trigger Plant
30. Centaurium erythraea – Centaury (exotic – there are natives as well)
31. Goodenia hederacea
32. Veronica sp. A
33. Leucopogon virgatus (Common beard heath)
34. Leptorhynchos squamatus + View
35. Hydrocotyle algida – Swamp Pennywort, in Poa
36. Stylidium graminifolium (Trigger Plant)
37. Hibbertia obtusifolia
38. Sisyrinchium iridifolium – Exotic
39. Sisyrinchium iridifolium – Exotic
40. Gompholobium minus (Yellow Pea)
41. Gompholobium minus (Yellow Pea)
42. Hibbertia obtusifolia, with hill
43. Brachycome rigidula
44. Pimelia curviflora
45. Thysanotus tuberosus – Common Fringe Lily
46. Thysanotus tuberosus – Common Fringe Lily
47. Tricoryne elatior – Yellow Rush-lily
48. Wahlenbergia prob. gracilis, poss. gracilenta
49. Schoenus apogon + Raspwort, Gonocarpus tetragynus
50. Vittadinia muelleri
51. Convolvulus angustissimus - immature
52. Tricoryne elatior + Rock
53. Centaury (exotic) Centaurium erythraea
54. Small St John's Wort, Hypericum gramineum
55. Common Beard Heath, Leucopogon virgatus
56. Chrys apiculatum, Tricoryne elatior, convulvulus
57. Tricoryne elatior
58. Goodenia hederacea ssp. alpestris
59. Glycine tabacina or clandestina
60. Glycine tabacina or clandestina - Detail
61. Brachycome rigidula
62. Gompholobium + Rocks + View
63. Chrysocephalum apiculatum + View
64. Leptorhynchus squamatus, River Tussock + View
65. Veronica sp. A
66. Luzula densiflora – A Woodrush
67. Polygala japonica
68. Polygala japonica
69. Trigger-Plants + View
70. Trigger Plant + Tricoryne elatior + Snow Gums
71. Scleranthus biflorus
72. Acaenia Ovina + Ferns + Rock + Chrysocephalum apiculatum
73. Rock plants - Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Scleranthus biflorus,
Acaena ovina, poss. Crassula helmsii, Plantago gaudichaudii, prob. a wallaby grass (Austrodanthonia sp.)
74. Lichens and Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia
75. Chrysocephalum apiculatum
76. Gnaphalium americanum – Spike Cudweed (Exotic)

Mid-Summer - 10 Jan 2009

77. Chrysocephalum semipapposum
78. ? Helichrysum scorpioides
No – H. rutidolepsis – Apr'13
79. Mentha diamenica
80. Lythrum hyssopifolia
81. Caesia calliantha
82. Tricoryne elatior

Late Summer - 22 Feb 2009

83. ? Hypoxis hygrometrica
84. Vittadinia muelleri
85. Tolpis umbellata (exotic)

Late Summer - 12 March 2009

86. Glycine clandestina
87. Purple Fungus
88. ?? A Raspweed
89. Eriochilus cucullatus

Autumn - 24 April 2009

Buck's-horn Plantain (I)
(originally wrongly
put under Flowers)
90. Acaena ovina
91. Vittadinia cuneata
92. Vittadinia cuneata (detail)
93. Haloragis heterophylla
94. Hypochoeris radicata (flower) - exotic
95. Hypochoeris radicata (flower nearly in focus)
96. Hypochoeris radicata (leaves in focus)
97. Brachyscome rigidula
98. Ajuga australis (detail of dead flower)
99. Ajuga australis (leaves)
100. Persicaria prostrata
101. Persicaria prostrata
102. Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia
103. ?Pultenaea subspicata
104. Goodenia hederacea
105. Wahlenbergia Sp.
106. Epacris microphylla
107. ?? Green leaves and separate yellow flower ??
108. Eriochilus cucullatus
109. Alternathera denticulata
110. Persicaria prostata (waterline in south)
111. Yellow Fungi
112. Fungi, Main Ridge
113. Fungi, Main Ridge

Late Autumn - 9 May 2009 ā FOG Visit

See also separate listings of Grasses and Trees & Shrubs.

Plantago hispida
(orig. wrongly put
in as a Flower)
P. coronopus (ditto)
Buck's-Horn Plantain (I)
P. ?gaudichaudi
or ?hispida (ditto)
114. ?Leptorhynchos squamatus or Solenogyne rosette
115. Solenogyne dominii
116. Fimbristylis dichotoma
[Actually a sedge!]
117. Aphanes australiana
118. Blechnum sp.
119. Vittadinia muelleri
120. Haloragus heterophylla
121. ?Leptorhynchos squamatus rosette
122. Solenogyne gunnii
123. ?Leptorhynchos squamatus rosette
124. Laxmannia gracilis (Wire Lily)
125. Linum marginale
126. Goodenia hederacea
127. Leucopogen fraseri
128. Bossea buxifolia
129. Astroloma humifusum
130. Eriochilus cuculatus leaf
131. Green hood orchid
132. Opercularia hispida
133. [Moved to Trees & Shrubs]
134. Velleia montana
135. Centella asiatica
136. Xerochrysum viscosum
137. Isoetopsis graminofolia
138. Leptorhynchos squamatus with old flower heads
139. Centipeda minima (Sneezeweed)
140. Centella asiatica
141. ?Centipeda cunninghamii or minima
142. Elatine gratioloides (rather than Glossostigma)
143. Crassula helmsii
144. Veronica gracilis
145. Greenhood orchid leaves under Eucs
146. Brachyscombe scapigera
147. Dry heads of ajuga australis
148. Senecio quadridentatus
149. Senecio quadridentatus - 10 May 09
150. Ditto
151. Glycine tabacina
152. Ditto

Late Winter - 1 August 2009

153. ?Veronica calycina,
under Snow Gums,
in the copse
154. Pultanaea ?procumbens
155. All 3 on the North-face
of Echidna Ridge
156. Rosette?
157. ?Veronica calycina
158. ?Chrysocephalum semipapposum
?Xerochrysum viscosum

Very Early Spring - 7 Sep 2009

Only four flowering plants were in flower at this early stage, (plus two bushes).

159. Hovea linearis,
160. Red pondweed, SE waterline
161. And its 'roots'
162. Green pondweed, same pool
163. Hovea linearis,
and rock
164. Leucopogen virgalis
also on Echida Ridge
165. Melichrus urceolatus
166. Hardenbergia violacea

Early Spring - 22 Sep 2009

At first, it seemed that colour was limited to one widely spread small bush (Leucopogon Virgatus). But by keeping our eyes open as we walked to the dam and back, we found 9 further small flowers (and shot 6 more flowering species that were not yet flowering), mostly on Echidna Ridge of course.

Plantago varia
P. hispida (?varia)
(orig. wrongly as Flower)
167. Leucopogon virgatus,
widely visible
168. ... and dog
169. ... and landscape
170. Diuris chryseopsis
171. Bossiaea prostrata
172. Drossera peltata
173. Ophioglossom lusitanicum
174. Aphanes australiana
175. ???
176. ???
177. Iseotopsis graminifolia
178. Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
179. A rosette, but what??
180. Leptorhynchos squamatus
181. Scleranthus bifloris
182. Acrotriche serrulata
183. Goodenia hederacea
184. Asperula conferta
185. Ajuga australis

Still Early Spring - 7 October 2009

A cold, windy, and partly rainy day. The Leucopogon virgatus was still very much in evidence.

186. Drosera peltata
187. Trigger Plant Foliage
188. Craspeda variabilis
189. Craspeda variabilis
190. Scleranthus biflorus – mossy Form
191. Triptilodiscus pygmeaus
192. Chrysocephalum apiculatum
193. Acrotriche and Scleranthus
194. Brachyscome ridigula
195. Pultanea subspicata
196. Brachyloma daphnoides
197. Brachyloma daphnoides
198. Ajuga australis
199. Hardenbergia violacia
200. Diuris chryseopsis
201. Epacris ?microphylla
202. Poranthera microphylla
Beside Captain's Flat Rd, 8km NW ...
... Leucochrysum albicans

Early Summer - 7 November 2009

203. Tiger Orchid / Diuris sulphurea
204. Pimelia glauca ...
205. ... Ditto
206. Drosera peltata
207. Sun Orchid?
208. Hibbertia obtusifolia
209. Trigger Plant
210. Greenhood Orchid?
211. Convulvulus
212. Convulvulus Babies
213. Anagallis arvensis /
Scarlet Pimpernel (Intro'd)
214. Vitadinia muelleri
215. Goodenia hederacea
ssp. alpestris
216. Iseotopsis graminifolia
217. Pimelia curviflora
218. Resurrection Fern –
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia?
219. Xerochrysum viscosum ...
220. ... Ditto ...
221. ... Ditto – Location
222. ?Hibbertia obtusifolia
223. Hydrocotyle laxiflora ...
224. ... aka Stinking Pennywort
225. Sorrel (introduced),
in the rocks
226. Leucochrysum albicans
227. ?Golden Moth Orchids ...
(poss. D. montana
– rounded petals)
228. ... ?Diuris chryseopsis, with Kunzea, Leptorhynchus
229. Tiger Orchid ...
230. ... aka Diuris sulphurea

Early Summer - 11 November 2009 – ANPSWW Group

The Australian Native Plant Society (ANPS) Wednesday Walkers Group met at Bunhybee. Their experienced eyes found a number of new species, and enabled Linda to capture several hitherto missing species shots.

Plantago ?varia
P. sp. (orig. in Flowers)
W1. Thelymitra ?pauciflora – Sun Orchid
W2. Laxmannia gracilis
W3. Ditto
W4. Ditto, close-up
W5. Hymenochilus bicolor
W6. Sebaea ovata – Yellow Centaury
W7. Diuris monticola
W8. Astroloma humifusum
W9. Galium gaudichaudii
W10. Polygala japonica
W11. Ditto
W12. Microtis unifolia – Onion Orchid
W13. Velleia montana
W14. Cudweed gamochaeta (Intro'd)
W15. Thysanotus tuberosus – Fringe Lily
W16. Convulvulus angustissimus
W17. Diuris chryseopsis
W18. Opercularia hispida
W19. Diuris sulphurea
W20. Ditto
W21. Ditto
W22. Stackhousia monogyna
W23. Goodenia hederacea ssp. alpestris
W24. Asplenium flabellifolium – Necklace Fern
W25. Calotis glandulosa
W26. Ditto – the endangered one
W27. Ditto
W28. Ditto – the location
W.29 Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia
W.30 Ditto – Foliage
W.31 Ditto – Location
W.32 Crassula sieberiana
W.33 Desmodium varians – Slender Trick-trefoil
W.34 Stegostyla moschata – Musky Caps
W.35 Ditto
W.36 Ditto – Location
W.37 Stellaria pungens
W.38 Dichondra repens
W.39 Helichrysum rutidolepsis rosettes
W.40 H. rutidolepsis – Location
W.41 Thelymitra juncifolia
W.42 Ditto
W.43 Velleia montana
W.44 Utricularia dichotoma – Fairy Aprons
W.45 Ditto
W.46 Ditto
W.47 Ditto – Location

Martin Butterfield's Shots:

W48. Thelymitra pauciflora
W49. Tricoryne elatior
W50. Stegostyla moschata
W51. Stellaria pungens
W52. Wahlenbergia sp.

Early Summer - 14 November 2009

231. Rumex brownii / Swamp Dock...
232. ... Ditto
14 November 2009

Summer - 28 November 2009

233. Laxmannia gracilis
234. Ditto
235. Ditto
236. Detail from 235.
237. Milfoil – Myriophyllum Sp.
238. Centaury erythraea
239. Detail from 238.
240. Centaury erythraea, beneath passing dog ...
241. Rumex brownii
242. Ditto

Summer - 30 December 2009

243. Chrysocephalum semipapposum ...
244. ... Clustered Everlasting
245. Hypericum gramineum ...
246. ... Small St Johnís Wort
247. Hypochaeris radicata
248. Dianella longifolia ...
249. ... Smooth Flax-lily
250. Geranium soleranderi ...
251. ... Native Geranium ...
252. ... and again
Plantago lanceolata (I)
(Ribwort or Ribbed Plantain)
& Anthoxanthum odoratum
(Sweet Vernal Grass - I)
253. Wahlenbergia ?communis ...
254. ... Tufted bluebell
255. ?Prunella vulgaris
(a weed)...
256. ... Self-heal, Heal All

Late Summer - 3 March 2010

242A. Desmodium varians ...
242B. ... Slender Trick-trefoil

Very Late Summer - 5 April 2010 – Inspection Visit with Carole and Peter

243. C. apiculatum & H. obtusifolia
244. Chrysocephalum apiculatum ...
245. ... Common Everlasting
246. Hibbertia obtusifolia
(Grey Guinea-flower)
Seastar Stinkhorn Fungus ...
248. ... Anthurus archeri
249. Solenogyne Gunnii (Hairy S.)
and Microlaena
250. Euchiton involucratus
(Star Cudweed)
251. Cymbonotus lawsonianus
(Austral Bear’s ear)
252. Isotoma fluviatilis (Swamp Isotome)
253. Mentha diemenica ...
254. ... Closer ...
255. ... and Closer Still
256. Epacris microphylla
(a Heath)
257. Calotis glandulosa
(Mauve Burr-Daisy
– the rare one)
258. A Raspwort?
259. Myriophyllum
simulans (Milfoil)
260. Ditto and
?Myriophyllum latifolium
261. Melichrus urceolatus
(Urn Heath)
262. Goodenia hederacea &
Chrys. apiulatum leaves
263. A Wahlenbergia
264. Diplodium truncatum, aka Little Dumpies ...
265. ... a Greenhood Orchid
And a new species to end the day!

Early Autumn – 17 April 2010

266. Diplodium truncatum
/ Little Dumpies ...
267. ... a fortnight later,

Mid-Autumn – 2 May 2010

The last rubucide day for the year. Only a few flowering plants were apparent: Acacia brownii, Epacris microphylla, Melichrus urceolatus, a Wahlenbergia, Xerochrysum viscosum

268. Which fern??
269. Cascade of ...
270. ... Acrotriche serrulata ...
271. ... close-up
272. Acaena ovina ...
273. ... and close-up
274. Dianella longifolia ...
275. ... Smooth flax-lily
276. [Moved out]
277. [to where]
278. [they belonged]
279. Acaena novae-zelandiae or
Bidgee Widgee

Very Early Spring – 27 Sep 2010

280. Hovea linearis
281. Leucopogon virgatus
282. ?Leptorhynchos squamatus ...
283. ... ?and another
284. Brown Fungi
285. Red Fungi
Two new species:
286. Petalochilus fuscatus ...
286B. ... Dusky Fingers, cropped
287. Pterostylis pedunculata
288. Diuris chryseopsis
289. Unknown tiny green leaves
290. And another ...
291. ... also Unknown

Spring – 6 Nov 2010

Here are the 50 species photographed in flower on the day:

Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
Acaena ovina ...
... aka ...
... Sheep's Burr
Sun orchid spike
Craspedia variabilis ...
... Craspedia variabilis
head ...
... leaves ...
... in the company
of Kunzea ...
... and leaves
Red fungus ...
... orange fungus
Petrorhagia nanteuilii ...
... Proliferous Pink
Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel
Rumex species ...
... prob. brownii
... but poss. dumosus
Mouse-ear Chickweed ...
... Cerastium fontanum
ssp. vulgare ...
... (Introduced) ...
... detail of flowers
Diuris monticola
or chryseopsis
Pultenaea subspicata
Asperula conferta
Poranthera microphylla
Bossiaea prostrata
Ranunculus lappaceus ...
... and its leaves
Stackhousia monogyna ...
... Creamy Candles
Microseris lanceolata /
Yam Daisy ...
... Detail
Xerochysum viscosum
Astroloma humisfusum
Hardenbergia violacea
Cheilanthes sp.
prob. austrotenuifolia
Veronica gracilis ...
... Graceful Speedwell
Ajuga australis
Convolvulus angustissimus
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Pultenaea subspicata
with Kunzea
Diuris sp. ...
... prob. sulphurea ...
... Tiger Orchid ...
... (or moth/snake/
Sebaea ovata ...
... Yellow Centaury
Hypochaeris glabra
Senecio quadridentatus
Acaena ovina
Acaena novae-zelandiae
Euchiton sp.
?involucratus, ?sphaericus
Wahlenbergia communis ...
... Tufted Bluebell ...
... flower ...
... and leaves
Viola betonicifolia ...
... Native Violet ...
... leaves only
Goodenia hederacea
prob. ssp. alpina
or hederacea
?iridifolium ...
... (Introduced)
... Trigger Plant
Gompholobium minus ...
... Dwarf Wedge-pea
Veronica gracilis ...
... Graceful Speedwell
Plantago hispida ...
... again ...
... native
(was under Flowers)
Microtis unifolia ...
... Common Onion Orchid ...
... and again
Calotis glandulosa ...
... Mauve Burr-Daisy ...
... Flower ...
... Detail
Craspedia variabilis
Wurmbea dioica, male
Stylidium graminifolium
Stegostyla moschata ...
... Dusky Caps
Ajuga australis
Porantha microphylla
Brachyscombe scapigera
Diuris ...
... prob. sulphurea
Pimelia glauca ...
... A Riceflower ...
... Detail
Linum marginale ...
... Native Flax ...
... Detail ...
... and one more time

Spring – 13 Nov 2010, with 'Le Gang'

5 new (or probably new) native species plus 1 new weed:

Brachycome spathulata
Brachycome decipiens
Field Daisy
prob. puberula ...
... Trailing Pratia
Stegostyla ustulata ...
... aka Caladenia u. ...
... at various angles ...
... but not well-known
Viola hederacea ...
... Ivy-leaved Violet
A Hibbertia,
but not obtusifolia
Sonchus asper ...
... Prickly Sowthistle ...
... (Introduced)

Most of the species we photographed on 6 November were still in bloom but we didn't re-photograph many of them. The shots below include 14 extra species. So,during the two late-spring visits this year, we noticed 70 flowering species – 65 native and 5 introduced:

Thelymitra pauciflora ...
... a Sun Orchid ...
... another ...
... and its stem
And another ...
... plus Microtis unifolia
Goodenia hederacea
ssp. alpestris
Pultenaea subspicata ...
... but much more pink than orange
A tiny, not-grass...
... flowering
Diuris ?chryseopsis
or monticola, detail
Tricoryne elatior ...
... Yellow Rush-Lily
and fern
Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion (Intro'd)
A mushroom
Hypericum gramineum
Drosera peltata ...
... Sundew, detail
Polygala japonica ...
... Dwarf Milkwort
Diuris chryseopsis
Stegostyla moschata
(or Stegastyla/Caladenia cucullata?)
Leucochrysum albicans ...
... and its leaves
Diurus sulphurea
Microtis unifolia ...
... Common onion Orchid
Utrichularia dichotoma ...
... Fairy Apron
Gompholobium minus ...
... Dwarf Wedge-Pea ...
... with moth ...
... and detail
Goodenia hederacea
ssp. alpestris
Viola betonicifolia ...
... Native Violet ...
... detailed views

Summer – 12 Dec 2010, Wet

1 probably new native species:

Arthropodium minus ...
... Small Vanilla-lily

Some flowers from November were still present, including Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Convolvulus angustissimus, Gompholobium minus, Goodenia, Microtis unifolia, Stylidium graminifolium,Wahlenbergia, Xerochysum viscosum. Others photographed (on what was essentially a weeding day) were:

Red fungus again ...
... close-up
Euchiton involucratus
Stellaria ?pungens
Carduus tenuiflorus ...
... Winged Slender Thistle (Intro'd, new)
Carduus nuttans (I)
Caesia calliantha ...
... another, close-up
Desmodium varians
Thysanotus tuberosus ...
... Common Fringe-Lily, with Gompholobium and Trigger Plants
Laxmania gracilis ...
... Wire Lily, detail

Summer – 28 Dec 2010

Utricularia dichotoma ...
... Fairy Aprons
Rumex ?dumosus ...
... Wiry or Tangled Dock
Geranium ?solanderi ...
... Native Geranium, Hairs
Caesia calliantha

Early Autumn – 12 Mar 2011

Brachyscome ridigula ...
... ditto, but white ...
... and its leaves ...
... and a nearby patch
Eriochilus cucullatus
Pultenaea subspicata
Tricoryne elatior ...
... detail
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
?Galium sp.
Haloragis heterophylla
Epilobium ?billardierianum
Lythrum hyssopifolia ...
... Purple or Hyssop Loosestrife (detail)
Helichrysum rutidolepsis ...
... closer up ...
... and its leaves

Early Autumn – 20 Mar 2011

Hibbertia obtusifolia
?Einadia nutans
(New Species!)
Moss and ?E Nutans
Goodenia hedacea
ssp. alpestris
Melichrus urceolatus ...
... closer-up
Pultenaea subspicata ...
... closer-up
Lichens on a tree ...
... closer-up
Calotis glandulosa ...
... foliage
Gonocarpus tetragynus/
Pond view towards SW
Ottelia ovalifolia
Swamp Lily ...
... with flower
New Species!
Myriophyllum sp. /
Milfoil ...
... closer-up
Persicaria prostrata ...
... closer-up
Acrotriche serrulata ...
... and Pultenaea subspicata

End-Spring/Early-Summer – 16 Nov 2011 – Peter and Lisa Hofer

Craspedia variabilis ...
... Billy Buttons ...
... and base
Veronica gracilis
Goodenia hederacea ...
... ssp. alpestris
Hibbertia obtusifolia
Stylidium graminifolium
Stylidium, Goodenia,
Chrysocephalum, Hibbertia
Thysanotus tuberosus ...
... Fringe Lily ...
... Detail
Polygala japonica,
Sebaea ovata
Leuchochrysum albicans ...
... Detail
Acaena ovina
Calotus glandulosa no. 2
The endangered
Mauve Burr Daisy ...
... near the eastern fence,
with sceptical Hofers
Calotus glandulosa no. 3
Discovered only that day ...
... within the house-block
that we designated 2 years ago!
Calotus glandulosa no. 1
in the north-west ...
... looking SSE
towards the other two
Calotis scabiosifolia ...
... and closer up,
living down to its name
Hypericum gramineum
Viola and Poa
Gompholobium minus
Tricoryne elatior
Velleia montana ...
... and closer-up
Aphanes australiana
Seastar Stinkhorn (Fungus)
Anthurus archeri

End-Spring/Early-Summer – 19 Nov 2011 – FOG'11

Poranthera microphylla
Centella asiatica
(Species Photo)
Hydrocotyle algida
Gonocarpus micranthus
Geranium ?retrorsum
... Detail
Solenogyne gunnii
Paronychia brasiliana
Plantago hispida
(Species Photo)
Plantago ?gaudichaudii
(was wrongly in Flowers)

Still Early Summer – 10 Dec 2011 – AGHS

Hypericom japonicum ...
... A St John's Wort ...
... Species Photo ...
... Detail (Native)
Thysanotus tuberosus ...
... Common Fringe Lily ...
... Detail
Calotis glandulosa ...
... & burrs, detail ...
... its location ...
... and closer-up

Middle of a Cool Summer – 15 Jan 2012

Pimelia curviflora var sericea ...
... Curved Rice-flower
Hypoxis hygrometrica ...
... Golden Weather Grass
Goodenia hederacia alpestris ...
... again ...
... detail
Hypericum gramineum
Small St Johnís Wort
Opercularia hispida ...
... Hairy Stinkweed ...
... detail, leaves ...
... detail, fruit
Chrysocephallum apiculatum
Bossiaea buxifolia
with seedpods
Microtis unifolia
Prunella vulgaris
Self-Heal (weed)
Mentha diamenica ...
... a Mint
Carduus nutans ...
... detail
?Carduus tenuiflorus
or ?Cirsium vulgare...
... location
Phallus rubicundus ...
... a Stinkhorn Fungus ...
... in situ ...
... Location (NE,
high in waterline)
Hydrocotyle algida ...
... Swamp Pennywort ...
... close-up
A new weed ...
... Polycarpon tetraphylla ...
... Four-leaved Allseed ...
... detail

Middle of a Cool Summer – 1 Feb 2012 (with Penny and John from York)

Spiranthes sinensis ...
... southern waterline
just above the dam ...
... showing the location ...
... again ...
... still
Also just below the dam ...
... and again
Mentha diemenica

Early Autumn after a Cool, Wet Summer – 18 Mar 2012

Cheilantes austrotenuifilia ...
... a rock-fern
Fleabane (weed)
Ripe seedheads ...
... Conyza bonariensis

Early-Mid of a Late, Cool Spring – 22 Oct 2012

Plantago varia ...
... again ...
... and cropped ...
... and again ...
... very young ...
... and its leaves
Plantago gaudichaudii
Plantago coronopos (I)
(were all wrongly in Flowers)
Centella asiatica ...
... Asiatic Pennywort
Scleranthus biflorus
(with Plantago varia)
Opercularia hispida
Euchiton poss. involucratus
Pimelia curviflora
Stackhousia monogyna ...
... cropped
Hibbertia obtusifolia ...
... close-up
Ajuga australis ...
... and again
Gallium gaudichaudii ...
... and again
Solynogyne gunnii
Pultenaea, Leucopogon and Kunzea
Brachyscome scapigera
Dianella longifolia
Paronchia brasiliana [I]
Diuris behrii ...
... cropped
Poranthera microphylla
Pimelia glauca,
Kunzea, View
... again ...
... and close-up
general view ...
poss. bauerifolia ...
... cropped ...
... and again ...
... cropped

Early in a Late, Cool Summer – 14 Nov 2012

Poranthera microphylla ...
Leptorhynchus squamatus
Chrysocephalum semipapposum ...
... Clustered Everlasting
Hypericum gramineum
Craspedia variabilis ...
... Billy Buttons
Rumex brownii
Pratia puberula
Diuris sulphurea ...
... Tiger Orchid
Diuris monticola
Mountain Golden Moths
Gompholobium minus
Dwarf Wedge-pea
Ranuculus lappaceus ...
... with Linum marginale
Convolulus angustissimus
Stylidium graminifolium ...
... Grass Trigger Plant
Viola betonicifolia
Pimelia curviflora ...
... Curved Rice-flower
Pimelia glauca
Pultanea subspicata ...
... in orange but also yellow forms
The usual orange ...
... and the yellow
Pultanea subspicata
with Stackhousia
Linum marginale
Native Flax ...
... and cropped
... seedheads ...
... from standing height ...
... in context, at bottom
Leucochrysum albicans ...
... closer (but darker)
Senecio quadridentatus ...
... with Pult. and Kunzea
Veronica gracilis ...
... Graceful / Slender Speedwell ...
... specimened
Brachycome rigidula ...
... Leafy Daisy ...
... again ...
... and again
Ajuga australis with
Leucopogon virgatus ...
... again ...
... and cropped

Early in a Late, Cool Summer – 1 Dec 2012

We took few photos, because we were busy, and it was hot, and the forbs in bloom were almost all well-known to us, and appeared to present at the usual time of year, in the usual places.

They included: Brachycome rigidula, Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Chrysocephalum semipapposum, Convolvulus angustissimus, Craspedia variabilis, Gompholobium minus, Goodenia hederacea, Helichrysum rutdolepsis, Hibbertia obtusifolia, Hypericum gramineum, Hypoxis hygrometrica, Laxmannia gracilis, Pimelea curviflora, Pultenaea subspicata (fading), Ranunculus lappaceus, Stylidium graminifolium (at peak), Veronica sp. A, Viola betonicifolia, Wahlenbergia gracilis

They did not include: Thysanotus tuberosus (come and gone already? too moist?), Leucopogon virgatus (finished)

Laxmannia gracilis ...
Wire Lily ... cropped
Pimelia curviflora,

Early in Autumn – 20 March 2013

Few photos (too busy killing blackberries).

Flowering species were in evidence but relatively few. The most seen were Brachycome rigidula. Also Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Epilobium billardierianum, Goodenia hederacea, Hypoxis hygrometrica, Tricoryne elatior, Wahlenbergia sp.

The densest clump of Tric elat ...
... was actually just inside the gate

Mid-Autumn – 13 April 2013

Few photos (too busy killing blackberries, and chatting with visitors – Helen, John and Jen Austin).

Flowering species were in evidence but relatively few. The most seen were Brachycome rigidula. Also Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Haloragis heterophylla (one), Helichrysum rutidolepsis (patch re-discovered), Galium gaudichaudii, Hibbertia obtusifolia, Hypericum gramineum, Pultenaea subspicata (some early flowers), Tricoryne elatior, Wahlenbergia sp.

Helichrysum rutidolepis
Ridge, NE from the houseblock
and Jen and Helen ...
... Pale Everlasting,
cropped (very)
Haloragis heterophylla,
flowering ...
... Swamp Raspwort,
Galium gaudichaudii ...
... Rough Bedstraw ...
... again ...
... cropped

Late Winter – 7 August 2013

After a moist period winter, the vegetation was all still quiescent, but a few species were beginning to stir.

Stylidium graminifolium
Grass Trigger Plant
Melichrus urceolatus ...
... Urn Heath
Probably the greenery of
Calotis glandulosa #2
Leucopogon virgatus
Haloragis heterophylla,
plus kangaroo scats
Cryptandra sp.floriferous ...
... Bitter cryptandra ...
... 30m SE of
the gateway

Very Early Spring – 7 September 2013

Apart from the wattles, there was not yet a lot of colour, but a few plants were showing through.

The newly-discovered species ...
... Cryptandra sp.floriferous
Bitter cryptandra ...
... how the heck did we
previously miss ...
... about ten clumps
only 50m E of the gate
Leucopogen virgatus ...
... yellow to white
as well as the normal
pink to white
Hovea heterophylla
Acrotiche serrulata ...
... first time we'd seen ...
... the tubular flowers
or Honeypots
Hardenbergia violacea
Melichrus urciolatus ...
... and closer up
towards the end of flowering
Bossiaea prostrata
but only one flower seen
Dianella longifolia
but no flowers yet
Brachyloma daphnoides
Asperula conferta ...
... Common Woodruff ...
... and cropped

Early Spring – 25 September 2013

Moist ground, coolish weather, fairly high wind.

Cryptandra sp.floriferous
earlier-blooming ...
... again ...
... and cropped
Leucopogen virgatus
widespread ...
... and closer up
Of the Calotus glandulosa,
only the southernmost
had started re-growing
Hardenbergia violacea ...
... and cropped ...
... and another
Ranunculus sp. ...
... very hairy ...
Ajuga australis ...
... cropped
Pimelia glauca ...
... again
Hovea heterophylla ...
... cropped
Solenogyne gunnii ...
... again
Tetratheca bauerifolia ...
Bossiaea prostrata ...
... cropped
Again ...
... cropped
Linum marginale ...
Petalochilus / Caladenia
Brachycome decipiens ...
Yellow fungus
with emergent Sundew
Red Lichen on Trunk
Yellow Lichen on Trunk
Stackhousia monogyna
Again ...
... cropped
Craspedia variablis ...
Again ...
... cropped
Viola betonicifolia
Diuris chryseopsis ...
... cropped
And again

Late Spring – 20 October 2013

It was an attack day on Yorkshire Fog. But plants we saw in flower were:

Ajuga australis
Bossiaea prostrata
Brachycome rigidula
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Craspedia variabilis
Diuris chryseopsis
?Drosera peltata (It was in flower at Nerriga the previous day, but was it at Bunhybee?)
Gompholobium minus
Hardenbergia violacea
Leucopogon virgatus (finishing)
Pimelea glauca
Poranthera microphylla
Ranunculus lappaceus
Stegostyla moschata
Tetratheca bauerifolia (finishing)
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
Veronica gracilis
Viola betonicifolia

Early Summer – 9 November 2013

A very retarded, or maybe suppressed, early summer, following a couple of months of high, wind-driven evaporation. The grass was very dry, with almost no water visible in any waterlines. The flowers were the poorest November crop of any year 2008-13. Even the Pultenea subspicata, normally prolific at this time of year, was burnt off.

[Gilston showed J 96 F 145 M 34 A 63 M 20 J 130 J 31 A 15 S 124 O 10 = 670mm in 10 mths cf. 625mm long-term average (LTA). Jul-Oct total of 180mm cf. 208mm LTA. The average maximum for Oct was 20.5 cf. 19.3, and for the 8 days of Nov 25.3 cf. 21.7. That suggests that the wind must have been quite something recently.]

We saw the following in flower:

And the following, not in flower:

semipapossom ...
... on south block ...
... cropped
Pultanea subspicata
badly wind-burnt
except under shelter
Gompholobium minus
somewhat sheltered ...
... the only multi-flower
plant we saw
closer up ...
... and cropped

Mid- Summer – 8 January 2014

It had been hot and dry, and seems to have been a poor year for blooms.

We saw the following in flower:

  • Acaena ovina
  • Brachycome rigidula (modest numbers)
  • Calotis glandulosa (all three, but none looking particularly healthy)
  • Chrysocephalum apiculatum
  • Convolvulus angustissimus - immature
  • Craspedia variabilis (only one)
  • Gompholobium minus
  • Goodenia hederacea
  • Hibbertia obtusifolia (two)
  • Hypericum gramineum
  • Hypericum japonicum
  • Hypoxis hygrometrica
  • Mentha diemenica
  • Microtis unifolia
  • Poranthera microphylla
  • Rumex brownii
  • Scleranthus biflorus
  • Stylidium graminifolium ≠ Trigger Plant (modest numbers)
  • Velleia montana (very healthy numbers in pig-damage in the north-western waterlines)
  • Veronica gracilis (few)
  • Wahlenbergia ?communis, but tired (a few)

And the following were evident, but past flowering:

  • Chrysocephalum semipapposum
  • Persicaria prostrata
  • Pimelia curviflora
  • Senecio quadridentatus
  • Stylidium graminifolium ≠ Trigger Plant (reasonable numbers)
  • Vittadinia muelleri

And the following introduced species were evident:

  • Acetosella vulgaris (not as common as some years)
  • Centaurium erythraea (widespread)
  • HypochaerisGlabra (everywhere)
  • Prunella vulgaris (a couple of intensive patches)
  • Tolpis umbellata (two on Echidna Ridge, both pulled out)
  • Taraxacum officinale (everywhere)

Calotis glandulosa
(the northern one)
Caesia calliantha ...
... caught up in the grass ...
... and cropped
Velleia montana ...
... very happy in
old pig-damage ...
... in the northernmost waterline
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
and Brachycome rigidula

Early Autumn – 19 March 2014

The ponds were full but more generally the moisture had mostly evaporated. Nov brought heavy rain, but Dec-Jan-Feb were 40% of average rainfall. So presumably there was good rain in the first week of March.

Epilobium billardierii ...
... cropped ...
... again
Brachycome scapigera ...
... again
Brachycome rigidula
with rocks ...
... and closer up
Brachycome rigidula
Linum marginale
Dichondra repens
Alternanthera denticulata ...
... again ...
... again ...
... cropped
Persicaria prostrata
Rumex brownii

Very Early Spring – 20 August 2014

Very wet ground, after 100mm a few days earlier. And just after a series of frosts finished.

Cryptandra sp.floriferous ...
... cropped
Leucopogon virgatus ...
... again
Ajuga australis
All of the
Hardenbergia ...
... was frost-burnt
with one small flower
Or possibly dead
And again
(At the same altitude
on Coolemon Ridge,
they're in bloom
and not frost-burnt)
quadridentatus ...
... East end of
centre block
glandulosa #2,
easily found
C. glandulosa #3,
hiding ...
... but found
Hovea linearis
Hovea linearis ...
... again
heterophylla ...
... closer up

Summer – 10 December 2014

Xerochrysum viscosum ...
... cropped
Utricularia dichotoma
Velleia montana
Brachycombe scapigera ...
... again ...
... and again
Hydrocotyle algida ...
... closer up
Lythrum hyssopifolia ...
... again ...
... and again ...
... and cropped
Fringe Lilies ...
... Thysanotus
tuberosus ...
... and cropped
Semipapposum ...
... again ...
... and closer

Summer – 14 January 2015

Calotis glandulosa
#3, on Echidna Ridge
Dichondra repens
Pratia puberula
Desmodium varians ...
... again
Microtis unifolia
(and spider) ...
... cropped
Haloragis heteropylla
flowers ...
... cropped
At the top of the
northern waterline
Further north,
beneath the forest
Caesia calliantha,
cropped ...
... again ...
... again
Once more, with Poa
Einadia nutans ...
... by the big log ...
... in Peppermint Corner
Polygala japonica ...
... cropped ...
... again ...
... and cropped
Glycine clandestina ...
... again ...
... seedpod, cropped

Early Spring – 3 October 2015

The start of spring was delayed considerably, due to the cool mornings lasting a month longer than usual. This was the first real heat, with three 28-30 degree days over the long weekend. The ground was dry, presumably due to persistent winds (very strong indeed on Saturday night). The water table was high, the dam still fairly full.

Species seen in the North and Centre blocks – 32, of which only these 17 were in flower:
Ajuga australis, Bossiaea prostrata, Brachycome rigidula, Craspedia variabilis, Diuris chryseopsis (seen in Wombat Gully), Drosera peltata, Glycine clandestina, Hardenbergia violacea, Hibbertia obtusifolia, Hovea linearis, Leptorhynchos squamatus, Leucopogon virgatus, Pimelea glauca, a Ranunculus, Tetratheca bauerii, Triptilodiscus pygmaeus and Viola betonicifolia

Mid-to-Late Spring – 21 October 2015

Species seen on Echidna Ridge and in or near Gate Gully (25 F = in Flower):
Acae ovin F, Ajug Aust F, Aspe conf F, Brac deci F, Brac rigi F, Bulb bulb F (Gate Gully), Calo glan F, Chry apic F (profuse), Conv angu, Cras vari F (most, and most widespread we've seen), Diur chry F, Dros pelt, Gono tetr, Good hede F (very little seen), Hard viol, Hibb obtu F (profuse), Hydr algi, Lept squa F, Leuc virg F, Meli urce, Micr unif F, Pime glau F, Pora micr F, Pult subs F (only some out though), Ranu lapp F, Rume brow, Stac mono F (large patches), Styl gram F (but very few in flower), Tetr baue F (Centre Block E of Kunzea Lookout, finishing), Trip pygm F, Vero grac F, Viol beto F, Wahl stri F
Introduced: Cony bona, Tara offi

Scleranthus biflorus
Calotis glandulosa
#2, centre-east
Hardenbergia violacia
Brachycome decipiens
Bulbine bulbosa ...
... the first photo ...
... in Gate Gully ...
... low left before the
junction with Hidden Arm
Pimelia glauca
under threat
... closer up ...
... leaves and stalks
Polygala japonica
Stackhousia monogyne
in quantity, nthn
side of Gate Gully
Microtis unifolia

Late Spring – 4 November 2015

In Flower (36 species, only 2 of them introduced):
Acae ovin, Ajug aust, Anag arve (I), Aspe conf, Brac rigi, Calo glan (Centre-East and Home), Calo scab inte, Chry apic, Conv angu, Cras vari, Dian long (buds), Dian revo (buds), Gomp minu, Good hede alpe, Hibb obtu, Hype gram, Hypo hygr, Lept squa, Leuc virg, Micr unif, Pime curv, Pime glau, Plan hisp, Prat pube, Pult subs, Ranu lapp, Sene quad, Stac mono, Styl gram, Tara offi (I), Thel pauc (bud), Trip pygm, Vero grac, Viol beto, Vitt muel (few), Wurm dioi

Also noticed (+17):
Acae nova, Acro sell, Cony bona, Cras helm, Cras sieb, Desm vari, Diur pardena or semilunulata (cf. sulphurea, but round-ended), Dros pelt, Gono micr, Hard viol, Hove line, Hydr algi / pedunculata?, Hydr laxi, Rume brow, Scle bifl, Thys tube, Wahl sp.

Crassula helmsii ...
... and cropped
And nearby ...
... also cropped
Hibbertia obtusifolia ...
... the most profuse
we've ever seen it
Pratia puberula
[or pedunculata?]
Calotis glandulosa,
Pimelia, near
the Centre-East rocks
Acaena novae-zelandiae ...
... in the same rocks
Dianella revoluta
found in the rocks
... adjacent to the ...
D. longifolia ...
... and the Lomatia
Wurmbea dioica,
very pale ...
... Gate Gully north side,
towards Picnic Rocks,
and out of focus (:-(}
Stackhousia monogyna
Ajuga australis
Thelymitra sp. ...
Pultanaea subspicata,
very restrained
Diuris pardina
semilunulata) ...
... (cf. sulphurea,
but round-ended)
Calotis scabiosifolia
var. integrifolia ...
... 20m N of
Picnic Rocks ...
... seldom seen ...
... so out-of-focus
will have to do

We often see this very small, hairy Plantago in rock-outcrops. It was confirmed by ANBG as P. hispida:
Plantago hispida,
like varia ...
... but it's always small,
and it's hairy ...
... and it's always in rocks

Late in a warm, wet Summer – 7 February 2016

Flowering specimens of a few summer species were still visible, e.g. Brachyscomes, Goodenia, Hypericum, Hypoxis and Veronica, and of course Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink) and Dandelions.

Spiranthes australis ...
... in small numbers ...
... in the trickling streams
below both sides of the dam
Coronidium monticola ...
... = Helichrysum rutidolepis

Early Autumn – 28 March 2016

Flowering, although of course in decline, were Brach rigi (lots), Bulb bulb (see below), Chrys apic, Good heda (or heda ssp. alpe), Hibb obtu (which is supposed to be spring to summer flowering), Hype gram, a Ranunculus.

A surprise discovery at the very bottom of the southern waterline, in deep Poa lab, was a small cluster of Bulbine bulbosa, previously only seen in Gate Gully near the junction with Hidden Arm, and on drier ground.

Very Early Spring – 8 October 2016

The winter had hung around for a long time, bringing a great deal of rain to the west of the Divide, but less to Bunhybee. The day was cool (11 degrees), and the low cloud had a shimmer of English drizzle beneath it until after lunch. The spring seemed to us to be greatly retarded, well behind Canberra. On checking against previous years, it was less clearly behind 2008 and 2012 than we'd expected, but definitely later than 2015.

The flowers we saw in bloom in the south and central blocks were (only): Aspe conf, Crasp vari, Crass (which?), Cryp (which?), Dros pelt, Hove Line, Leuc virg, Pime glau (in bud only), Plan hisp, Pora micr, Stac mono, Viol beto, Wurm dioc.

Early Spring – 15 October 2016

The season had finally got moving, a mere week later. The dams and waterlines were still full, but barely running, the various springs were easing off, and the ground in the lesser waterlines was moist rather than wet.

The flowers we saw in bloom in the northern block were (only): Asper conf, Boss prostr, Chrys apic (very early), Crasp vari, Dros pelt, Lepto squam (very early flower), Leuc virg, Oxal peran, Pora micro, Pult sub (beginning), Ranunc sp., Trip pygm

Buds or new growth: Gono sp., Halo heter, Hyper gram, Micr unif, Oper hisp (among the Kunzea), Prat puber, Solen gunn, Thel sp.

Spring – 9 November 2016

A little drizzly early, ground dry, waterlines moist but the water mostly gone, thanks to winds. The wind-direction kept swinging from SE to NW all day long.

It didn't seem all that floriferous for the time of year, until we counted the species at the end of the day (27, plus 2 shrubs and 3 native grasses):

Acae ovina, Aspe conf, Brach decip, Chry apic, Conv angu, Crasp vari, Crass sieb, Dian revo (bud), Dros pelt, Gomph minus, Hibb obtu, Hype gram, Hypo hygro, Lepto squam, Leuc virg, Pime glauc, Prat pube, Pult subs, Ranun sp., Steg mosch, Styl gram, Trip pygm, Vero grac, Viol beta, Viol hede, Vitt mull, Wahl (grac?)

Stegostyla moschata ...
... Musky Caps
Again, but ...
... looking very different
Pratia puberula and
Asperula conferta
Viola hederacea ...
... Ivy-leaved Violet

Late Summer – 17 March 2017

Solenogyne domini
(bare patch W of copse)
Hypoxis hygrometrica

Early Autumn – 7 April 2017

Linda had extracted seed from some roadside Calotis glandulosa near Cooma. She successfully propagated them, and planted two seedlings near Specimen #2 (eastern end of centre-block).

The location,
East of Centre-Block
Specimen 2 behind plank,
behind the bucket
New Specimen 2A,
2m to the left
New Specimen 2B,
3m to the right
Why do we always
ignore Bracken Fern ...
... Pteridium esculentum?

Early Summer – 11 November 2017

The last year has been remarkably dry, with a 12mth moving average of 499mm cf. 768mm = 65%.
The first 10 mths of calendar 2017 delivered only 363mm cf. 701mm = 52%!
And for June-Oct (5mths), the total has been 88mm cf. 266mm = 33%!!
(All figures are from David and Janette O'Connell, 2.5km SW from Echidna Ridge at Gilston.
They're BOM site 070261. More details on rainfall are here).

Stylidium gramineum ...
... cropped
Polygala japonica ...
... and sized
Calotis glandulosa ...
... No. 3 ...
... on the houseblock
Calo glan No. 2
S of East Echidna Ridge
Calo glan No. 4
planted near No. 2
Calo glan No. 5
planted near No. 2

Flowering plants seen in bloom on the day were (24): Aspe conf, Brach rigi, Calo glan, Chrys apic, Chrys semi, Conv sp., Crasp vari, Good hede or hede ssp. alpe, Hibb obtu, Hyper gram, Lepto squam, Leuc virg, Micro vini ((buds), Pime curv, Pime glau, Poly japo, Stack mono, Styl gram (lots), Thely sp. (bud), Trip pygm, Vell mont, Viola beto, Vitta muel, Wahl ?communis (tiny).

Early Summer – 9 December 2017

In Flower (32, plus 4 introduced): Acae ovin, (Acet vulg), (Anag arve), Aspe conf, Brach rigid, Brach ?scap (long, thin leaf), Caes cali (x1), Calo glan (flowering and looking very healthy, No. 1 less so), Chrys apic (lots), Chrys semi, Pult subs (ending), Conv sp., Dros pelt, Gomph minus (North Block), Hype japo, (Hypoch radi), Hypox hygr (many), ?Laxm grac (budding), Lepto squam (ending?), Leuco virg, Micro unif, Pime curv, Pora micr, Prat pube, Ranunc sp., Stack mono (the very end), Styl gram (a field, a host!), (Tarax sp.), Thelymitra sp. (buds only), Thys tube (2 plants, with 3 and 1 flowers, picnic rocks - first seen for several years), ?Tric elat (in bud), Vell mont, Vero grac, Viola beton (a few), Vitta muell, Wahl sp.

Not flowering, but seen: Desm vari, Eina nuta (copse), Operc hisp, Rume brown

A Sheen of Trigger Plants,
on much of the North-Central
30cm and up to 50cm high
The first Fringe Lilies
in quite some time

Late Summer – 5 April 2018

Late in a hot and fairly dry summer, 28 degrees on the day.

The only flowers seen were Brach rigi (moderate numbers), Good heda (one), Hype gram (a few), Hypo hygro (one), Wahl ?stricta (a few), Wahl ?small (a few)

Late Summer – 19 April 2018

Linda planted three more Calotis glandulosa that she'd grown from seed collected from Long Flat Rd, west of Cooma. These were planted close to Picnic rocks (on the south-western promontory of Echidna Ridge), one on the N-W side, and 2 on the S-E side, and as close to the rocks as could planted with reasonable soil depth.

Very Early Spring – 15 September 2018

Very dry. Very restrained Melychrism and a lone virgatus and Hovea.

Early Summer – 1 December 2018

Even after 40mm early in the week, still very dry.
32 native forbs in flower: Acae ovin, Aspe conf, Boss buxi, Brach rigi, Brach scap, Calo glan, Cent cunn, Chrys apic, Chrys semi, Conv angu, Gera antr, Gono tetra, Hibb obtus, Hypo hygro, Lepto squam, Loma fili, Oxal pere, Pime curv, Pime glauc, Pora micro, Prat pube, Pult subsp, Ranu lapp, Stack mono, Theli pauci, Trico elat, Tripto pygm, Vell mont, Vero caly, Vitt muell, Wahl struct, Xero visco

Bud on Thyso tube

Seeds on Hove line

Introduced species in flower: Anag avre, Cent eryth, Sisi irid, Tara offi

End of Autumn – 13 April 2019

A dozen native forbs still in flower, although in small numbers:
Brach rigi (many), Chrys apic, Coro ruti (many finished/finishing), Erio cucu (Parson's Band – one only), Good hede (a few), Hibb obtu (one healthy flower), Lepto squam, Meli urci (next year's, already in bud), Oxal pere, Vitta muell.

Plus Hypochaeris of course.

Calo gland #2, east end, had seed heads, as did one of the Apr 17 plantings nearby. Epac micro

Early Summer – 19 October 2019

Although a few storms had come through in the previous couple of weeks, it was very dry, with the main dam low, the small dam okay (thanks to lost of rushes slowing down evaporation), waterlines basically empty. All the Pter escu in NE corner was dead, or at least extremely dry and brown

In flower were 22 species, but none proliferous, not even the L. virgatus: Ajug aust, Aspe conf, Boss prost, Brach decip, Chrys apic, Conv angus, Cras vari, Cymb laws, Diur chrys, Gomph minus, Good hede, Hovea lin (seed), Hyper gram, Hypo glab, Leptorhynchos squam, Leuc virg, Oxal pere (yellow), Pime glau, Pult sub, Ranun sp., Stack mono, Thely sp. (buds), Tript pygm, Viola beto

Early Summer – 8-9 November 2019

The whole area was very dry, and a 35kph wind was blowing and 1℃ overnight).
The Shoalhaven was deep puddles, but not flowing. The only water we saw on Bunhybee
was in the two topmost pools in the southern waterline, north and south arms.

The forbs in flower were (28): Brachy rigi, Chrys apic, Chryso semip (bud), Conv angus, Crasp variab, Gali gaudi, Gomph minus, Good hede, Hypox hygro, Leptor Squam, Leucop virg (less than other years), Linum Marg (bud), Micro unif, Pimel glauc, Plant ?varia, Poly japo, Pora micro, Pratia pube, Pult subsp (orange prolifically, 1 yellow, no pink), Ranunc sp., Sene quad (1), Styl gram (few), Tarax offic, Thysa tuber (1), Tripto pygm, Vero grac, Wahl ?comm (large), Wahl ?graci (small)

Early Autumn – 21 March 2020

First visit a week or two after 250mm that broke a 3-year and intense drought. For details, see the Weed Control Implementation page

Linda photographed 15 native species in flower today and a further 6 on 29 Mar = 21, compared with c.5 normally in late March. It's been a strange year.

Brachyscombe rigidula
Brachyscombe scapigera ...
... again
Eriochilus cucullatus
Laxmannia gracilis ...
... and cropped
Yellow Leaves
Glycine clandestina
Calotis glandulosa #2 ...
... home-area of 2, 4, 5
Wahlenbergia Sp.
Hydrocotyle algida
Tricoryne elatior ...
... on right, with
Hypoxis hygrometrica
Rumex brownii
Huge Einardia ...
... agaiun
Oxalis perennens ...
... and cropped
Native Mint
Mentha diemenica
Smooth Solenogyne
Solenogyne domini
Hairy Solenogyne
Solenogyne gunnii
Lesser Joyweed
Alternanthera denticulata
(Small?) Crumbweed
Chenopodium poss. pumilio
Little Dumpies ...
... Diplodium truncatum
Introduced Species:
Smooth Cat's-ear
Hypochaeris glabra
Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis

Early Autumn – 29 March 2020

On 21 Mar we'd recce'd and worked the northern half, up Southern Gate Gully, then anti-clockwise back to the gate. Today we angled SE from the gate, and recce'd and worked the southern half, clockwise.

Helichrysum rutidolepsis
Centella asiatica
Euchiton involucrata ...
... and cropped
Glycine clandestina
Bossia prostrata
Wahlenbergia Sp.
Gallium gaudichaudii ...
... again ...
... and cropped
Vittadinia muelleri
Linum marginale ...
... again ...
... and cropped
Diplodium truncata ...
... and again
Rumex brownii ...
... and cropped

15 April 2020 – Early-Mid Autumn

Brachyscombe rigidula
(cluster bottom left) ...
... closer up ...
... white amidst mauve ...
... foliage of a mauve one
Galium Sp.,
in the sthn waterline ...
... the plant ...
... the foliage
I mistook it for late Pultanea
two, hiding low-left, mid-right ...
... and it's a new species ...
Dillwynia sericea ...
... flower close-up

5 September 2020 – End of Winter

Moist in low-lying areas, wind-blown-parched elsewhere. Very little floral action.

Small numbers of flowers seen on the following: Ajug aust, Crasp var, Cymb laws, Hard viol (but the drought was unkind and they don't look well), Hov lin, Trip Pygm.

Lots of sundew leaves, ready to flower.

Linda planted one more Calotis glandulosa, which she'd nurtured from seed from Long Plain Rd West of Cooma. She put it a few metres South of the existing small cluster #2 centre-east, which includes a couple of its cousins. They're doing well.

Again, #3 on the house block was not evident.

#1 was evident but not flourishing. It needs a new post to mark its position.

19 September 2020 – Early Spring

Only a little more advanced than a fortnight earlier, most noticeably the Hardenbergia.

Noted as being in flower: Ajug aust, Boss pros, Crasp var, Dill ceri, Diur chrys, Dros pelt, Good heda alp (1), Hard viol, Hove line, Lepto squam, Micro unif, Oxal pere, Pime glau, Styl gram (1), Trip pygm, Viol beton
Hardenbergia violacea ...
... intertwined with
Lomatia ilicifolia ...
... startling this year ...
... despite frost-bite
Dillwynia sericea ...
... and closer up ...
... cf. Bossiae prostrata
Ajuga australis
Craspedia variabilis ...
... cluster ...
... grouped, in
lower Wombat Gully
Stackhousia monogyna
Hovea linearis ...
... and closer up
Diuris chryseopis ...
... another, only
seemingly different
Ranunculus ...
... lappaceus?
Stylidium gramineum ...
... and tightly cropped
Pimelia glauca
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus
Drosera peltata (Sundews)

20 January 2021 – Late Summer

We've previously recorded Xerochrysum viscosum, but always as a low, bushy plant, the same form in which we're familiar with it on Cooleman Ridge.
This one, first seen today, on South Block, towards the western edge, is over a metre tall, spindly rather than bunched, with large, and different leaves.

The sum total of flowers in bloom was disappointingly small. The Hypochaeris was about as dominant as we've seen it. The natives that we saw, in flower, only comprised: Brachy rigi, Chrys apic, Chrys semi, Conv sp., Euch spher, Gomph minus (3!), Good hede, Hyper gram, Spir austr (1), Wahl sp. (Also Epacris microphylla).

Tall! Euchiton sphericum
Chrys apic, Brach rigi
and a single Good hede
Multi-headed form of
Proliferous Pink (Intro'd)
Prunella vulgaris (intro'd)
Chrysocephalum seimpapposum ...
... near the gate,
not near the copse ...
and close-up

3 May 2021 – Late Autumn

With autumn coming to a close and winter imminent, there were few flowers to be seen. Apart from moderate numbers of Dandelions of the large Hypochaeris kind, there were:

23 October 2021 – Spring

Moist to wet, as usual not as advanced in spring as in Canberra
Craspedia and view
Leucopogon fraserii, seldom seen
Pomax umbellata ...
... also seldom seen
Ranunculus lappaceus ...
... and closer up
Caladenia Moschata ...
... and their habitat
Diuris chryseopsis ...
... and closer-up
... and again

10 May 2022 – Early Summer

It's been a very wet couple of years, including recent months, and waterlines have only just stopped running. A couple of atypical Xerochrysum viscosum appeared, one within the small (2/3rds of an acre?) triangle of forest, and the other outside that forest, 50m NW:
Only single-stemmed
and 90cm not 30cm high

29 March 2023 – Early Autumn

This was a busy blackberry day, with no camera carried. Little in bloom of course, but we saw Brach rigid, Chrys apic, a single Gomph minus, a couple of Good hede, Hibb obtus, a lone Hype gram, probably both Raspworts, Wahl grac, prob Wahl comm. Still quite a few dandelions.

14 April 2024 – Mid-Autumn

After a very wet period.
Coronidium Sp. Patch ...
... very moist, especially ...
... within the waterline ...
... close-up

Future Activities

  1. Calotis glandulosa Encouragement
    It's a threatened species. Rainer suggested that we encourage the mere three specimens, as follows:

    Linda acquired seed from Dry Plains Rd west of Cooma, propagated it, and on 7 April 2017 planted two on the Echidna Ridge southern extension, near Cal gland No. 2.
    After a year, the first two looked healthier than the natives.

    So in April 2018 she planted three more on the opposite end of Echidna Ridge, on the southern side, close to what we call Picnic Rocks.
    In Dec 2018, one of the westerners was doing well, but two were cactus rather than Calotis (rock beneath maybe?).
    The two on the eastern end near Calotis 2 were looking healthy – well, as healthy as Calo glan ever looks.

    So Linda propagated and planted one more at #2, on 5 Sep 2020.

    And again, on 23 Oct 2021, after further propagation from Coolemon Ridge:


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Created: 21 October 2008; Last Amended: 20 April 2024