Athel Pine, Tamarix aphylla, is an introduced species from Africa. A highly successful coloniser in saline waterways, Athel Pine is further proliferating with every wet season along the inlet and surrounding flood plains of Copley Retention Dam, growing into thickets along the shoreline. Seen flowering in May.
Abutilon halophilum, the Desert Chinese-lantern flowering on the rocky surrounds of Copley Retention Dam, May.
Wild Tobacco flowering on the banks of Copley Retention Dam, May.
Native Thornapple (Datura leichhardtii) flowering in creek bed in Copley, Flinders Ranges.
The Senna family, known commonly as Cassias, typically begin to flower in late winter, setting off the spring flowering in the Flinders Ranges. This year Limestone Cassias at Aroona Dam Sanctuary are flowering in mid-February.Continue reading “Limestone Cassia flowering out of season”
The Australian Painted Lady, known for mass southerly migration in Spring, seen here in Blinman in late January after an unusually mild summer. Detailed information on these butterflies can be found on the Butterfly Conservation SA website.
The Mexican Poppy ( Argemone ochroleuca ssp. ochroleuca) is a rapidly colonising annual forb seen in waterways of the Northern Flinders Ranges. Seen here flowering at Aroona Dam Sanctuary in December.