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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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Apr 11, 2014 5:16 PM CST

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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 11, 2014 7:03 PM CST
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Apr 11, 2014 10:58 PM CST
Tuned here.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 20, 2014 8:54 AM CST

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wow, so pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 9:29 AM CST
Love your name wildflower. New picture Mon.
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Name: Christine
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Apr 20, 2014 1:31 PM CST

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Thanks, texaskitty! Looking forward to new picture.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Here's the current picture. Not much new except chickweed

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Name: Christine
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Apr 21, 2014 6:58 AM CST

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Chickweed and chicks!!! lol They sure are cute! what kind?

The red phlox (I think) sure is pretty!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 21, 2014 7:09 AM CST
The chickens are assorted bantam mutts
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Apr 23, 2014 9:32 PM CST
In 1959, in a vote for the state of Queensland's floral emblem, Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium bigibbum var. phalaenopsis won but this excellent native that also is a great garden plant came in second: GREVILLEA BANKSII Red Silky Oak.

There is much debate about whether or not it is native to Macleay Island. Strangely, the experts think it is while the locals think it isn't. I have three self-sown. Two are white-flowered and one is red. This is a natural occurrence but, in patches throughout its range, you usually get a predominance of just one colour or the other. Mine have just stared flowering in the last week. The red flowers, unfortunately, are high up. None of the flowers will last long once the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos spot them.




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Name: Christine
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Apr 24, 2014 6:36 AM CST

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That is strikingly beautiful! I can see how it made it to the vote!

I agree Odd, that the experts say its native and the locals say it isn't!
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Apr 24, 2014 6:40 AM CST
Yes, it is nearly always the other way round.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 24, 2014 8:10 AM CST
Those cockatoos don't allow anything prettier than them to survive.

I guess you should be glad the experts think they're native, because if not, "experts" can do some very strange things. In California, they cut down every eucalyptus tree in a park because they weren't native. I believe Jack London had brought them over from Australia and planted them. It's very shocking to go to a park, and thousands of trees are cut down. I never went back, don't know if native trees started to grow.

Anyone else have wildflower pictures?
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 24, 2014 8:15 AM CST
I posted some on another thread but here are a few:


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Name: Christine
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Apr 24, 2014 9:18 AM CST

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That's crazy about the Eucalyptus trees! Go figure!? Did not know that about the cockatoos either.

Everything is coming along slower than usual this year...

Field pansy
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A variety of pussytoes
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An some kind of Senecio that no one can seem to positively identify

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 24, 2014 9:23 AM CST
Is it Senecio fluviatilis or is it lower to the ground than S. fluvatilis? Maybe Senecio ampullaceus?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Apr 24, 2014 9:31 AM CST
Texask, it can be eco-cleansing - similar to ethnic cleansing. For some people, if you aren't native you are snuffed.

We have managed to get some changes here. Weedy environments are sometimes all that there is now for some species. The native habitat is gone or severely reduced. Habitat rehabilitation now has to take this into consideration. Attempting natural can be wrong.

Some populations of introduced animal and plant species now are critical important populations because of the decline of those species in their countries of origins.

Trees (such as the eucalypts you mention) can now be registered as of cultural or heritage significance and subject to Vegetation Protection Orders.

The following will never change, however: it is vitally important to conserve native vegetation.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 24, 2014 9:59 AM CST
Truly, I can understand that state and national parks are supposed to be native. Still didn't eliminate the shock of seeing that. And, now that they charge for parking and visiting parks, I no longer go. They're not using my money to support that.

Love all the wildflower pictures. For those of you without bird problems, I'm posting a picture of an area in my front yard. It has a stand of trees roughly in a circle. So, I put a 6' wire fence around it and planted wildflowers in there. This shows how far into the fence my chickens can reach, and what they can do.

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Name: Christine
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Apr 24, 2014 10:01 AM CST

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Thumbs up So true, Glen!

Tee, I've been thinking it's Senecio ampullaceus! It's native here in this area. I need to re-visit the ID forum, I think we were heading that way. Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 24, 2014 4:08 PM CST
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