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Rice flowers 1 by Ratabago Rice flowers 1 by Ratabago
No relation to the grain. I don't know where the name comes from. I really like the bokeh in this shot.

Roadside vegetation near Belair National Park.
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Nice photo :) Well don't know why its called rice flower...but I do know its genus is Pimelea :)
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Ratabago Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks! :)

Yeah, there's supposed to be four species of Pimelea in the park, but this is the only species I've come across (mind you, two of them were last recorded in 1936:().
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Hmmm that may hinder your efforts a tad, I suppose if we're lucky the other two might still be in the soil seed bank waiting for the right conditions (fingers crossed).
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Ratabago Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Could be, but 74 years in the seed bank is a pretty long shot. Could also be that they're pretty uncommon in the park, and both I and the botanists doing transects etc have all been looking in the wrong places. I haven't quite given up hope, but I'm not holding my breath. At least they both occur elsewhere, though one of them (Pimelea curviflora) is considered threatened.
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Ah yes, well it is good they do occur elsewhere. Oooh, how long have you been doing work and things in the park?
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Ratabago Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Unofficially, for a long time. Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when I was a member of the Biology Society at the University of Adelaide, I helped Honours Botany students doing vegetation transects. Also laid out some plates for Phytophthora surveys about the same time. But I've only been photographing the park's flora for a couple of years. Most of the work I've done as a volunteer botanical research assistant was actually in the Murray Mallee, or at Koonamore Vegetation Reserve (semi arid mallee through arid scrubland to ephemeral herb and grassland).
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Wow... you must know heaps by now. I don't know too much about Eastern States plants, but I bet you've seen some interesting ones out there. I'm still only half way through my degree and hopefully I'll do honours, some small part of me believes that I can restore the urban remnants around the place (mainly because I live next to one).
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Ratabago Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Well I've got a junk-yard mind, full of all sorts of unlikely clutter. But I don't know even half as much as I'd like to know:).

Good luck with the urban remnants. I'd like to see them preserved, there's not really enough of them as it is.
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