Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Rokewood Cemetery Grassland in the Spring



I finally managed to get to the Rokewood Cemetery grassland today mainly because it was day one of my holidays and now I have time to do what I want to do. The main purpose was to seek and destroy the weed orchid but it is also a great place to visit in the spring.

The weed orchid had flowered but it appears that as it is so dry the flowers are dying off before the flowers have had a chance to develop seed. There appears to be only a small section where they grow but some have spread into the mown area and been cut by the mower.

The grassland was quite crunchy to walk across and the some Button Wrinklewort are looking water stressed. There were only a few patches of Featherheads and Hoary Sunray and most of the native orchids had finished. Common everlasting, pink bindweed and bluebells added the colour.



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