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Isotropis filicaulis

By: Michael Fox

The rain is frustrating when we have to cancel Bushcare events, however, it is also bringing the forest alive with three new plant species added in one week.

Susan Jones has found that removal of weeds and restoration at the Gertrude Petty Place Bushcare site has allowed natural regeneration of a number of plant species including this rare/threatened Fabaceae species Isotropis filicaulis.

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Polymeria calycina

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Swamp Bindweed Polymeria calycina a delicate creeper with pink flowers.

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Plantago debilis - 7 Apr 2013

Plantago debilis

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Plantago debilis a small native herb that provides seeds for native birds. Addition of these three new species means we now have 268 native plant species in Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve.

Thanks to Ann Moran, Jaeger-Moran Environmental, for help with identification.

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On the other side of the mountain Alan Moore got this amazing close-up of an Eastern Bearded Dragon with its beard on display in Fox Gully Bushcare.

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Bearded Dragon - Mar 2013 - Alan Moore

Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata – Photo: Alan Moore

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