Comment: Green Bird Flower or Rattlepod

Hi Rick, yes common names for plants vary a lot. The Atlas of Living Australia has a long list of possible common names for Crotalaria cunninghamii herehttp://bie.ala.org.au/species/CROTALARIA+CUNNINGHAMII#tab_names. The Latin names my be difficult but at least they offer greater consistency. Do you have any photos to put up?
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 09:07

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 09:07
Hi J & V,

Agreed, the botanical/latin names offer greater consistency. I am almost entirely in the habit now-a-days of saying the latin name first, out loud, then perhaps a few common names if I know them.

Will look for a crotalaria c picture & upload it if I can find a suitable one. Yours is quite OK, however!

I have seen an acacia I cannot positively identify on two patches of ground north of Rudall River National park, below the Telfer mine. Very long seed pods with large seeds inside - not dissimilar to a broadbean size. Unfortunately no picture of the seeds.
I know what it isn't, but not what it is.
Perhaps you could offer an opinion?

Hmm. Can't copy the link from photobucket to insert here. This is what happens:

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and

[img][URL=http://s255.photobucket.com/user/moundsprings/media/Arid%20Lands/DSCN3460_zps97cd9c57.jpg.html][IMG]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh134/moundsprings/Arid%20Lands/DSCN3460_zps97cd9c57.jpg[/IM[/img]

but it doesn't open when you hit the link(s).
Any tips?

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 09:24

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 09:24
Hi Rick,
Sorry, none of those links open for me either. Can you post a picture in the wildflowers section and someone might be able to help identify it. Though with hundreds of acacias out there ...who knows! Would be good to have it in the wildflowers section though.

In another life I worked with farmers on revegetation projects using Australian native trees. At the start they mostly tended to use common names, but after a couple of years the take-up of Latin names was quite astonishing.

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Val
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:14

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:14
Have put a new entry in Wildflowers, under Dogwood, for this tree. I really don't want to influence an opinion on this species by possibly mis-naming it, but the common name is a required field.

Crotalaria pics uploaded also.

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:52

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:52
Hi Rick,
Great! I have made a couple of very tentative suggestions re the acacia.
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Follow Up By: luxtourer - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 22:03

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 22:03
Try these links:
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leaves

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