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hi, i recently bought some gooseberry seeds, as ive been wanting for a long time to grow gooseberries, like what my late great grandparents grew in their garden back in germany. Imediately after planting some in seed trays on my window sill, as i was mowing the lawn i discovered a wild gooseberry-like plant growing next to one of the small trees we had planted around the backyard. normally i would rip it out and toss it aside, however i now recognise the fruit, it is exactly the same as a gooseberyy, with the cape, fruit shape and fruit-flesh-seeding similar to that of a pashionfruit. I want to confirm this plant is in fact a gooseberry bush, and not a poisnonous lookalike. attached is an image i took.
I recently discovered that the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service produced this cool online map. You can hunt for particular species of plants or animals, and you view a map of your chosen area with markers showing where various sightings of the things you are looking for are located. It even shows the exact GPS co-ordinates and the date spotted. I just did a search for Duboisia myoperoides in the Blue Mountains National Park, and there were six sightings. I thought it was a coastal species but it seems to extend inland further than I thought. I reckon it's pretty interesting idea to go and check out plants in the wild - perhaps as a control to see if it matches up to plants we already have in our collection, or just because we would love to see it growing naturally. But, I am a bit concerned that some people might abuse this cool tool. Please do not go out there and cause damage. Just because corporations behave like that, doesn't mean we have to follow in their footsteps. Our ecosystems are fragile and under enough threat as it is without us taking great care of what we have left. I think it might be nice to act a bit pro-actively with this stuff too, perhaps there is information we have on species that could be fed back to the Parks to help them come up with management plans for protecting endangered species. NSW Wildlife Atlas EDIT typos