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#1 brooa

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:26 PM

Hi All,

Had a colleague send me this photo of a weed that popped up at his place. Doesnt look familiar to me, can anyone else ID it?

 

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:34 PM

Complete noob guess here, is it a native frangipani, Hymenosporum flavum?


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:37 PM

Another wild guess, but it kind of looks like a swan plant to me (Gomphocarpus sp.).

Let us know if those flowers swell into the telltale balloons.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:49 PM

Here's a few photos of Gomphocarpus.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:06 PM

Something like http://weeds.brisban...oon-cotton-bush



I dunno where "south west" is


Edit: ooh wait.. i thought those were more pics from op

Edited by ThunderIdeal, 18 January 2016 - 07:07 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:11 PM

Gomphocarpus fruticosus - http://plantnet.rbgs...rpus~fruticosus


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:13 PM

I recon you could be onto a win with the Gomphocarpus. ive passed it on and will let you all know :) 

 

 

I dunno where "south west" is

 

south west aus = perth was just coming back in to say that haha. could of been useful.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:17 PM

Do you get Wanderer butterflies (we call them Monarchs) in Perth? The caterpillars absolutely love these plants.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:22 PM

Do you get Wanderer butterflies (we call them Monarchs) in Perth? The caterpillars absolutely love these plants.

we most certainly do :) i saw that, but being a "declared pest" is mildly concerning. Seems to be medicinal/edible too.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:34 PM

yeah was Gomphocarpus Fruticosus. learn something new every day :)

Tthanks guys you are the best as always  :wub:


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