Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
                      
 
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 27.   7 native species listed, with 4 from Ellura
Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Vines
Betalains
Caryophyllales
Ice Plant
Aizoaceae
Lens Pigface
Carpobrotus sp


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Other Common NamePig Face

Thank you Ralph Foster for identifying this species for us

Large triangular, green to purple, succulent, vertical leaves.
Brilliant purple flower with white centre.
Sprawling habit that can completely cover square metres of ground.
We thought this was C. modestus, but recently found an SA factsheet that indicates that the size of flower for C. modestus <= 20mm (ours are >35mm) and that C. modestus has 20-80 stamen (ours have 100-600) are diagnostic. This factsheet points to Carpobrotus rossii; so we renamed our species as this.
Ralph then highlighted to us that the inland specimens of C. rossii are probably going to all be renamed; currently an undescribed species labelled Carpobrotus sp. Short calyx. Research is still ongoing to described them and provide morphological differences to separate out the two species.
Habit
🔍Patch
🔍Bud
🔍Flower
🔍Flower, above, size
🔍Flower, profile, the calyx
Betalains
Caryophyllales
Ice Plant
Aizoaceae
Galenia
Galenia secunda


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SynonymAizoon secundum

Has white or pink flowers. It's much hairier than it's relation, Aizoon pubescens, which is also introduced in Australia and seems more common.
🔍Patch
🔍Pink Flower
🔍White Flower
Betalains
Caryophyllales
Ice Plant
Aizoaceae
Desert Spinach
Tetragonia eremaea


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The flowers are tiny at only ~4mm tip to tip. As they are the same colour as the stem & leaf they are very hard to see. There are 2 flowers per leaf axis.
🔍Habit
🔍2 Flowers per Leaf Axis
🔍Flower
🔍Size
🔍Leaf
🔍Back of Leaf
Betalains
Caryophyllales
Four o'clock
Nyctaginaceae
Tah-vine
Boerhavia cf dominii


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Other Common NameTar-vine
 
🔍Flowers
Legumes
Fabales
Legume
Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Native Lilac
Hardenbergia violacea
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Other Common NameHappy Wanderer
 
Leaves & Vines
Buds & Flowers
Laurales
Laurales
Laurels
Lauraceae
Course Dodder-laurel
Cassytha melantha


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Spurges & Allies
Malpighiales
Spurge
Euphorbiaceae
Caustic Spurge
Euphorbia drummondii


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SynonymChamaesyce drummondii

Other Common NamesCaustic Creeper, Caustic Weed, Creeping Caustic, Flat Spurge, Mat-spurge or Milkweed
 
Whole
Leaves & Stems
Flowers & Young Fruit
Over-ripe Fruit
Buttercups
Ranunculales
Buttercup
Ranunculaceae
Old Man's Beard
Clematis microphylla


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Creamy large flowers with 4 long oval petals.
Green leaves. New stems are green going dark reddish brown with age.
Whole
Structure
🔍Flower
🔍Seeding

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