The plant world was first described and named by the ancient Greeks and Romans and then codified by Swedish botanist and zoologist, Carl Linnaeus.
The squabbling, flapping cacophony outside my bedroom window tells me that it must be April/Easter time.
In this time of social and activity restrictions, I was initially challenged to write about easily located plants in flower…and was quite amazed at what I found.
We tend not to think of the various categories of linear areas such as road, rail and waterway alignments as being reserves, because, naturally enough, their primary function is utilitarian.
Every Monday morning of the month, bar one, a dedicated group of weeders meets near the ANGAIR Office.
The morning commenced with a car drop off at Addiscot Beach carpark ensuing the group could enjoy a relaxed downhill ramble along the section of the Surf Coast Walk known as the Point Addis Koori Cultural Walk.
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.