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Lythrum salicaria

Purple Loosestrife at South East Forest National Park

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Lythrum salicaria at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Lythrum salicaria at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019

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This attractive tall forb of wet areas is uncommon on this swamp, which is mostly just wettish grassland rather than having sedge-dominated areas with permanent standing water. It is much more common on nearby Packers Swamp, which has a lot more of that type of habitat.

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Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at South East Forest National Park - 19 Mar 2019 by JackieMiles
Lobelia surrepens (Mud Pratia) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Wahlenbergia ceracea (Waxy Bluebell) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Hookerochloa hookeriana (Hooker's Fescue) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Epacris paludosa (Alpine heath) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Rytidosperma laeve (Smooth Wallaby-grass) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Mitrasacme serpyllifolia (Thyme Mitrewort) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Baeckea utilis (Mountain Baeckea) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Lasioglossum sp. (A native bee) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Entiminae (subfamily) (Entimine weevil) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Hybos sp. (Hybos dance fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Homalictus sp. (genus) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis (Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Oreisplanus munionga (Alpine Sedge-Skipper) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Metopochetus sp. (Stilt fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by MaxCampbell
TENEBRIONIDAE (Unidentified Darkling beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by MaxCampbell
CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 by KerriLee
Bulbine bulbosa (Bulbine Lily) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
Wurmbea biglandulosa (Early Nancy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
Celmisia sp. Pulchella (M.Gray & C.Totterdell 7079) Australian National Herbarium (Narrow-leaved Snow Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018 by MaxCampbell

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • 3 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
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