Saturday, January 2, 2010

Breakwater, Victoria.

I visited my friend Shane in Victoria a few months ago. (Just found the photos!)
He lives on the edge of a floodplain which is kind of like living on the edge of the moors (in my imagination) Theres a lot of a plant called Lignum. Also I photographed a couple of interesting succulents growing there. The first one, I think is a type of Sarcocornia. Common name Samphire.
The area is rampant with rabbits, so there must be something unappetising about all surviving plants
While I was looking to identify both species. I found a great website:
australiansucculents.com
Its compiled by Attila Kapitany who has published a great book about Austalian Succulents, which Im intending to buy when I have some spare cash.
EDIT: Thanks Ian Percy. The yellow flowered plant is Cotula coronopifolia.
I had a look in Field Guide to Native Plants of Sydney by Les Robinson and got the following info:
" Common in slightly saline conditions on the margins of saltmarshes. The seeds emit a sticky mucus when immersed. This aids dispersal by sticking to birds. Native of South Africa"!




Sarcocornia sp.


2 comments:

Ian Percy said...

Hi R. The yellow one is "water buttons" Cotula coronopifolia, something I used to grow during my water gardening phase
Ian

robble said...

Thanks Ian, have edited
Robyn