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Lily & IrisPatersonia sericea

Silky Purple-flag at North Nowra, NSW

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Patersonia sericea at North Nowra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019
Patersonia sericea at North Nowra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019
Patersonia sericea at North Nowra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019

Identification history

Lily & Iris Patersonia sericea 12 Feb 2019 Charles Dove
Lily & Iris Patersonia sericea 11 Feb 2019 Mike Leggett

Author's notes

This was one of two flowering plants in the vicinity of a colony of stingless native bees. After the August bush fires and recent rains they are probably under stress for food resources.

3 comments

   12 Feb 2019
Seems to have a hairy spathe, so I guess P. serica is correct. (Thanks Nick; and do you agree?)
   12 Feb 2019
This sighting is flowering unusually late for any of the contenders Mike, and the spathe is lighter in colour than most P. sericea. Maybe a young plant in the post fire environment? However the spathe is hairy and the leaves appear basal and wide. So I agree with P. sericea var. sericea.
   12 Feb 2019
Ahh yes - I confess to making the close-up of the spathe lighter using a pixel editor in order to see if the spathe was hairy. Next time I'll be sure to photograph the close up rather than post-produce it!

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Lobelia dentata at North Nowra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019
Triclista guttata at North Nowra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019
Brunoniella pumilio at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Austracantha minax at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Exoneura sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Lomatia ilicifolia at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Goodenia heterophylla subsp. eglandulosa at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Persoonia levis at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Hakea sericea at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Conospermum longifolium subsp. mediale at North Nowra, NSW - 23 Jun 2007

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 10 Feb 2019 11:16 AM Recorded on
  • Mike Leggett Recorded by
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