Flowers, Fungi, and Foliage!

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Flowers, Fungi, and Foliage!

Postby Aztec » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 12:35 pm

A great walk to Marriotts Falls... saw some very interesting things!

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Cheers,
Richard

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Re: Flowers, Fungi, and Foliage!

Postby north-north-west » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 2:14 pm

Those flowers are ferals. Some form of Foxglove (digitalis) I think.
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Postby MickyB » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 2:30 pm

north-north-west wrote:Those flowers are ferals. Some form of Foxglove (digitalis) I think.


Spot on NNW. They are Digitalis purpurea and are environmental weeds in Tasmania and Victoria.

They are pretty flowers nonetheless.
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Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 8:07 pm

Wow, that fungus is outrageous......but beautiful. Do you know it's name ?
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Postby corvus » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 8:38 pm

ofuros wrote:Wow, that fungus is outrageous......but beautiful. Do you know it's name ?


Common name is Stink Horn just Google it :)
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Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks corvus.

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Postby Hallu » Mon 22 Dec, 2014 11:57 pm

I learned a lesson over the years in Australia : if you see a huge colorful flower, it's usually a weed... Aussie native flowers tend to be small and less conspicuous, appart from Hibiscus flowers and members of the Proteaceae. Digitalis are pretty common in France on hillsides. But they're mixed with all kinds of flowering plants, I haven't yet seen a whole field of those like on your photos. I hope it can be eliminated.
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