Wildflower Identification

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Could anyone assist with the identification of this flower. It was located at Walker Flat on the Murray River

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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 09:36

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 09:36
A native orchid?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 10:55

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 10:55
Hi Tony

Definitely not a orchid, but it is the Goodenia family


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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 18:12

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 18:12
It looks like an orchid to me, but my friend who is an expert on orchids says it is not an orchid, but looks like a Goodenia - perhaps Goodenia Ovata - which lives in the area.

Is the photo inverted (he suggests it may be) and do you have another pic with leaves?
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Follow Up By: Member - A J - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:07

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:07
Thanks for your information Frank.

A leaf would have identified the flower but we do not have one.

Thoughts are a Goodenia Woolly or Velleia Arguta - spur Velleia

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 08:12

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 08:12
Its definitely not an orchid. I think it may be a species of Velleia (Family Goodeniaceae), although on the PlantNET page I cant find a species to match the photo. Here is a link to the plantNET page

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Follow Up By: Member - A J - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 11:59

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 11:59
Thanks for your information Val.

How do you feel about it being a Velleia Arguta - Spur Velleia


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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 18:28

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 18:28
Hi AJ,
I would go along with that, and certainly the location fits. Its really not possible to make a positive ID from photos because often there are features not seen that are significant in making an identification. But I think V. arguta fits pretty well.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 11:04

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 11:04
Hi AJ

Val is our qualified expert in this field here on Ezploroz.

But for my two cents worth, and seeing it was taken at Walkers Flat here in South Australia, I am putting my money on Goodenia robusta.......Woolly Goodenia



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Follow Up By: Member - A J - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:02

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:02
Thanks for your information Stephen.

The photo belongs to my sister and taken in haste. It could be a leaf which would decide what it actually is and she does not have a clear picture of the leaf.

Another possibility is Velleia Arguta - Spur Velleia
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 18:34

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 18:34
Haha Stephen! No expert claims from me, but yes I do have a bit of experience gathered over the years. As I indicated to AJ its almost impossible be make a positive ID from a photo as often you cant see significant bits of the plant. As in this photo, where a clear shot of the leaf would be very helpful. But I'm going with V. arguta, as the petal and overall flower shape appears to be a better match and it too occurs in the Walker Flat area and is quite widespread in SA. Heck, I've even seen them myself!

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