SELECTED PLANT LIST FOR IRONGATE & LINTHORPE RESERVES, February 2010
Plant List: In flower at Irongate Reserve – Jasminum volubile (Jasminum simplicifolium subsp australiense), Stiff Jasmine Jasminum australe, Banana Mistletoe Lysiana subfalcata, Caltrop Tribulus terrestris (also called bulls heads, or goat heads), White Burr Daisy Calotis dentex, Yellow Burr Daisy Calotis lappulacea, Tah Vine Boerhavia dominii, Slender Bamboo Grass Austrostipa verticillata, Queensland Bluegrass Dichanthium sericium, Native Pennyroyal Mentha satureioides, Whisker Sedge Cyperus gracilis. And in fruit were – Native Cocaine Erythroxylon australe, Spiny Saltbush Raghodia spinescens (red fruits) - the commonest saltbush in the reserve, Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa (red fruits - some unripe orange fruits). There were also two different plants which Trish G thinks are subspecies of Einadia nutans - one a low spreading shrub with bright yellow fruits, and the other a red fruited plant with a tendency to climb (rather ineffectually) on nearby vegetation.
Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa
The plants we found of interest at Linthorpe Reserve were: Flame pea Tephrosia bidwillii, Bitter Bush Adriana urticoides var urticoides (female plant in flower). Compiled by Trish G.