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Along the road the magpies walk
A creeping herb up to 20 cm high that forms irregular clumps to about 50 cm by 50 cm.
Leaves: The leaves are between 7 to14 mm long and 2.2 to 5 mm wide, and have a pointed tip. The leaf margins are entire towards the base, and sometimes sharply toothed closer to the apex. The upper leaf surfaces, margins and main vein on the undersurface are covered with hairs.
The flowers are stalkless and solitary in the leaf axils, and occur in leafy terminal spikes up to 7 cm long. The corolla ranges from white to pale blue to mauve with a yellow or white throat, and is sparsely hairy on the inside.
Night Parrots: the most enigmatic of birds
Complete field guide to dragonflies of Australia
Here for the first time is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to Australia's dragonflies and damselflies.
Paraquat Resistance Discovered in Major Weed
"Glyphosate is a strong, broad spectrum nutrient chelate that inhibits plant enzymes responsible for disease resistance so that plants succumb to pathogenic attack. Widespread glyphosate-induced nutrient deficiency is reducing crop production efficiency and increasing plant disease."
Glyphosate & crop nutrient interactions have been a topic of conversation in recent times. This article by Dr. Don Huber in the US summarises his view on the subject:
We have resident Echidnas at our place. They are very shy and every time I have come across one I have been without my camera!
But here are some interesting points about this enigmatic, solitary mammal.
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