The dryness and lack of colour made me feel felt quite uninspired about writing the flora notes for this month.
Vision, knowledge and dogged persistence.
ANGAIR's flora and fauna group is proud to publish this document by Geoff W. Carr and make it available to the wider public.
This month Rhonda Bunbury hosted our walk on her farm ‘Belongarhon' near Bellbrae.
When I look back over March orchid reports I notice I am always struggling to find anything to write about terrestrial orchids in Anglesea, and this year is no exception.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.