Plant of the Month-March 2019

SCENTED MAT RUSH

(Lomandra effusa)

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Lomandras, or mat rushes, are tufted, normally shin-high perennials with long, narrow, bluey-green leaves that are quite tough 빅피쉬 다운로드. There are several varieties growing at Cape Jervis, but this particular one, the scented mat rush, is probably the easiest to identify. How? Check out the tops of those blade-like leaves… they generally have rabbit ears 맥 디스크 유틸리티 다운로드! That is, instead of a single point at the end of the leaf, there are two sharp tips. It looks like the leaf has been eaten or otherwise damaged! From winter to spring, there are pretty clusters of creamy-white, scented flowers hidden in amongst the foliage 아이패드 인터넷. If you look carefully you might see that some plants have different flowers; although the separate male and female plants are hard to tell apart until they have seed 송곳 웹툰. So start looking for these pretty soon in some grasslands near you!!

 

Weed of the Month-March 2019

ROUGH CLOVER

(Trifolium scabrum)

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This weed is classed as an herb 아이언 맨 게임. No, not the sort used for flavouring, but in the botanical sense: it doesn’t have a woody stem, and when it has finished flowering, it dies down. The plant itself is fairly prostrate, with rigid branches up to 25cm long hdclone 4.2 다운로드. Its leaves divide into 3 leaflets, each of which can be up to 11mm long, and 6mm wide. These leaflets can be oval or wedge-shaped, and finely toothed 어베스트 클린업. They are also rough, being covered in hard but short rigid points. (Hence scabrum, for rough, as in scabs!) The pea flowers are white, and here is another great word for you: they are “sessile” 올인원런타임. This means they are attached directly to the branch, with no stalk or peduncle.

Being an annual, the plant lives for less than a year, and reproduces from seed; each seedpod produces only one seed Download Numerology.

Originally from western Europe, the Mediterranean, western Asia, and north Africa, rough clover  can now be found in Mediterranean type grasslands in South Australia, often on stony ground and rock crevices 알티 움.