Plant of the Month-June 2019


(Cullen australasicum)


This plant was unknown to us until recently, but suddenly Carolyn has seen it in all sorts of places 거북이 사계 다운로드. It is an erect to prostrate plant, up to 2.5m high, with a deep root. Maybe this root is why it has excellent drought tolerance, allowing it to retain its leaves through dry periods Download your personal taste. The stems are woody at the base, with soft hairs. The leaves are in groups of three. Each is roughly oval, but with a toothed edge, almost hairless on top but with a soft down underneath Download polyvideo. The small purple-blue peashaped flowers grow in groups of 3 along a flower spike, which sits above the leaves. The seed pods are small and hairy, and contain only 1 seed windows 10 일본어 언어팩 다운로드. We had excellent germination of local seed and will be planting them at the Cape this month. They grow mostly over springsummer. They are host plants for the spectacular chequered swallowtail butterfly Ssh secure shell client. Lets hope we can attract some to the Cape!!!

Weed of the Month-June 2019

Buck’s Horn Plantain

(Plantago coronopus)

(Photos: C download jrebel. Schultz. young basal rosette; flower spikes on mature plant, Cape Jerivs, Fleurieu Ave and along foreshore)

It is the heavily lobed leaves of this plantain that have given rise to its common name: you can easily see in the left hand photo, the resemblance to a stag’s antlers chrome extension images. Those leaves are mostly hairy, and spread out from a rosette at the base; underground is a strong taproot. The plant itself is an annual, or short lived perennial, growing in the cooler months and dying off over summer 형광스킨. The spring and summer flowers are tiny, forming a dense cylindrical spike up to 12cm long, on a stout, hairy stalk. The plant can be a good indicator of salinity: at low salinity, the plant is a dull grey-green, while the higher the salinity, the redder the leaves Tap Titans. Originally from western Europe, western Asia and the Mediterranean, this plant grows both in more settled and in disturbed areas, in soil types ranging from sandy to loam or clay. Young, tender leaves have been used in salads, and the plant has some grazing potential for livestock.