Monday, November 7, 2016

A lovely invasive!

Here is a flower and flowers of Dianella tasmanica, an introduced species here in the country as ornamental plant. My mother found it somewhere and somehow the plants are lovely the first few months. I also love the very dainty, cute flowers with slight bluish hue on the top petal. I love doing close-up and macro shots of the flowers. The leaves have variegated longitudinal white margins adding leaf attraction. 

However, it gets so invasive that a big portion of our garden becomes already its own territory. They produce lots of stolons that grow long and productive. That is the problem for introduced species, the natural predators should have been included if they will be introduced. (This is just a joke, as we all know of the food chain, so predation doesn't just stop there). Suffice it to say, that most introduced species get invasive in the new place. What we did was to pull most of the plants and put them in the compost pile. 




24 comments:

  1. Invasive perhaps, but such a delicate and pretty flower.

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    1. That is true, so i still retain some of them in the garden, just control their growths.

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  2. I love your macros. Very nice taken! Thank you for it. #mondaymacro

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    1. Thank you so much, and also for dropping by my site.

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  3. They have beauty all of their own, so pretty

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  4. That is a lovely flower, but I suppose many invasives are!! That must be why many of them are introduced in the first place. Humans are really making a mess of this planet!

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    1. We love beautiful plants, so we must be responsible in its control. I do my share, haha!

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  5. It is pretty. Invasive plants are a real problem where I live, but they aren't as good-looking as this.

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    1. it is just good-looking because i presented it as beautiful, haha

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  6. Oh, that is beautiful. Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to think about invasive plants? Often, they're stunningly beautiful and can be appreciated in their native habitats.

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    1. Oh yes Beth, i am not thinking it is, just only now when it dominated most of our native ones. Most introduced plants from other countries behave that way, it is good we are not very strict with those plants.

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  7. so pretty for such a bad flower.

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    1. I guess it came from Australia, or specifically Tasmania because of the species name, just guessing!

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  8. so they are classed as weeds not wildflowers?

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    1. They are introduced in thw country, but we dont have strict quarantine in terms of invasives, weeds or the likes, so they come freely. It is up to growers to make necessary control measures if we see they are already unrully.

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  9. Invasives can be a lovely nuisance.

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  11. Your photos are beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Very pretty flowers. Weeds are only something we don't want in a place we don't want it. Everything has its beauty.

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  13. Lovely shots, Andrea, but invasive species in a garden can be a huge problem. I only recently uprooted a huge patch of Inland Pigface (Carpobrotus modestus) that had gone crazy!
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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