Carolyn’s Corner – Oct 2017

Endangered plant success!

Photos: E 폰부스. Cousins, Orobanche flower; C. Schultz, Senecio + Orobanche together in one pot.Note the fine white roots of the host plant filling the pot, and the short fat yellowish roots of Orobanche 나운도 mp3 다운로드.

Back from the brink of local extinction? …Perhaps a little dramatic, but a very positive sign for the parasitic plant Orobanche cernua var deb 다운로드. australiana (Australian broomrape). SA Seedbank’s website says that the only place it grows in the “Southern Lofty” area is Cape Jervis, with only 15 plants recorded 아이챌린지 5단계. You may remember from our December 2017 Plant of the Month that we found 100s of plants and collected some seed. This year Liz and I both tried germinating Orobanche seed along with its preferred host Senecio odoratus Veteran free. Imagine my surprise when, sorting Liz’s excess Senecio seedlings for the COOTS September planting at Land’s End, I found an Orobanche poking its asparagus-like head through the potting mix Download The Download Manager. Only the one so far and it has been carefully planted on one of the sand dunes at the COOTS site, along with another 4 Senecio seedlings that all have Orobanche seed with them autocad 2015. Fingers crossed that more Orobanche plants germinate, including the ones we planted in June at our coastal display garden near the ferry terminal, and several other locations on our site tbb.dll 다운로드.

Weed of the month – Oct 2017

COMMON GROUNDSEL

(Senecio vulgaris)

(Photos: E 네이버 스포츠 다운로드.Cousins; weed growing with other weeds; a stem; close-up of flower head)

Senecios come in many forms … from the rare and unusual to the very common, and from trees through to small weedy herbs such as this one Download StarCraft Python. This groundsel grows to about knee high, with clusters of flower heads at the end of the stems. The individual flowers are only about 1cm long, and don’t seem to open properly, probably because of all those bracts surrounding the petals Download pgloader! Only a millimetre or two of the yellow petals show at the top. There are 15 bracts or more, each tipped with black as can be seen in the 3rd photo above Download Esmemo. There are also lots of little bracts at the base of the flower head, again edged in black. Eventually the flower head produces a fluffy white ball, with the seed on the inside of the ball, waiting to be blown away like dandelion seed 가레나 피파3 다운로드. Although this weed is found along our coastlines and in our national parks, it is more common in urban areas, or disturbed sites.

Plant of the month – Oct 2017

BLADDER SALTBUSH

(Atriplex vesicaria)

(Photos: C 윤선생. Schultz, sprawling bushes in the foreground; close up of leaves and male flowers)

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