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    Wow!! Nice plants, and very pretty flowers. 8)

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    This is the same ceph. as above - it got attacked by English Blackbirds twice and has been recovering for... about a year now that I thin about it. So it's about two years old now:


    This vtf ('long red fingers') is the same age... they both live outside, but the Blackbirds never tried eating it. :|

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    interesting,is the English black bird an invasive species or a name for an Australian bird

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    Turdus merula - invasive species and major PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGordon View Post
    I haven't - I've only been to Western Australia twice, and have never been to Albany.

    The Adelaide Hills though have a huge population of Drosera whittakerii, D. planchonii, and D. auriculata. The D. whittakerii are currently flowering - carpets of white flowers that follow the sun. It's lovely.
    Wow cool. I would love to see a picture of this flowers carpet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGordon View Post
    I can't find any of the photos taken at the greater scale, but here's a close up.

    That's a beautiful patch of 'dews. D. whittakeri, I assume? Thanks.
    - Mark

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    I went hiking on the weekend in white sand dune over clay country. The conservation park had had a controlled burn-off become... well.. uncontrolled. about 2/3rds of the park was burnt. It made finding sundews quite easy.

    NB: don't worry about the fire - Australian ecosystems (aside from rainforests) are very happy to get set on fire every now and again.

    Recently burned area:


    Non-burned area:


    Most common species, D. whittakeri:


    Most difficult to find, D. glanduligera:


    D. glanduligera colony:


    Also present were D. macrantha subsp. planchonii, D. auriculata, and a teeny tiny little red upright-but-sorta-bushy sundew (about... a 5c piece tall) that we didn't get any good photos of because it was so little.

    ps. a 5c piece is about 3/4 of an inch in diameter
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    On further thoughts, they might be D. auriculata seedlings....

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