Sunday, November 6, 2011

Leafy Templetonia (Templetonia stenophylla) at Jarowair Spring 2011

Templetonia stenophylla Leafy Templetonia at Jarowair 05/09/11 J.G.
This gorgeous wildflower photo was taken this spring (05/09/11) at Jarowair and it has taken me this long to find out what it is called. Thanks to the Hunter Valley Backyard Nature Blog (http://hvbackyard.blogspot.com/search/label/Wildflowers) I was able to identify it today from the wonderful photos and information they had on their blog!  Very happy indeed to put a name to this beautiful native wildflower. This particular plant was hidden amongst thick grasses on the edge of the dry creek bed at Jarowair.  I do believe from memory that I have seen it here before but this is the first time I have recorded the sighting.  It is a truly beautiful flower! J.G.

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  1. Last week I spent hours in our local Common in Wunghnu, Nth Victoria ,looking for Leafy Templetonia to show a group of locals, dignitaries and school kids-all to no avail .Today I found quite a few examples while I was out with another group showing them woodland birds -but this group weren't as interested -- I think it is listed as "vulnerable" in Victoria

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I have only come across this beautiful plant here the once, but I do think I have seen it on our patch in previous years (before I started making records & learning about plants). I have not been to check if it has flowered this year - I suspect I have missed its showing this time :( I had planned to mark the location with a stake but it may now be hard to find! Thank you again and all the best with your research.

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