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Belinda

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Hi

Today We decided to check out a creek area sth of rileys mtn ( sydney / Australia)

We found the cps to be extremely prevelant.

we found the biggest spatualta we have seen so far a good 2 to 2 .5 inches across.

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The peltata where of the green rosette species

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check out the lone red plant amongst a sea of green

( the green rosettes seem to not go red in the sun ) a big call i know but all the plants where green even in exposed sunny positions .

All that is except one ....

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some where beginning to form a stem

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An example of the other local flora

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I also found a spatulata with a extremely long flower stem

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It had 13 flower heads

Heres my husband holding the flower stem

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A truly great spot for sundews

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regards Belinda

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Once again Belinda you get the taste buds pinking and the saliva flowing :lol:

Don't stop, marvelous travelogue :-)

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Thanks for the reply

The amount of sundews along the banks of this small creek where staggering . ( it certianly surprised me )

regards Belinda

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Looks like it was a nice sunny day in Sydney.

The Drosera spatulata plants look like they have been covered with a layer of soil. I guess some type of native animal has been rooting around amongst them.

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Anybody got any ideas on the red peltata amongst the green -

seemed abit strange . No apparent reason , this was the only red form peltata in the area .

regards Belinda

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You do get the odd strange form pop up every now and then. Can't really explain why though.

I actually have a feeling that these plants may turn out to be Drosera auriculata rather than D. peltata. Only time will tell.....

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Sean how long will i have to wait before i go back to take photos to confirm identity

regards belinda

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Tim, that's a Banksia spinulosa we don't have Leucospermum in Australia unfortunately.

Belinda, when the erect stems have reached around 20cms they will probably become identifiable. The Drosera auriculata that grow around Sydney can grow very tall- I've seen them over 50cms tall. The Drosera peltata however only grow between 20-30 cms. The 100% effective method of identifying each from one another is to check the sepals of the flowerbuds, D. peltata has hairs whereas D. auriculata doesn't.

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