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The return of the Button Wrinklewort

By johnboy 20 February 2012 2

Cry no more readers, Territory And Municipal Services have the joyous news that the Button Wrinklewort is being re-introduced to the Jerrabombera Grasslands!

“The Button Wrinklewort, a perennial wildflower with yellow button flowers, is only found in remnant patches of roadsides and small isolated reserves such as railway easements and cemeteries. It is especially sensitive to grazing, ploughing and the application of fertilisers,” Mr Galvin said.

“Our reintroduction of the Button Wrinklewort is an effort to establish a viable, self-sustaining population within the protected precinct of the Jerrabomberra Grasslands Nature Reserve. The grasslands are an ideal location for the project because of the similarities in habitat and proximity to existing Button Wrinklewort remnant patches.

“Six plots have been established at the grasslands from seeds collected from locations across the ACT. Almost 4000 Button Wrinkleworts have been either sown or planted in the hope that the reintroduced plants will survive and reproduce, creating offspring with viable seeds.

You’ll be telling your grandchildren where you were this day when you heard this news!

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andym 10:48 pm 20 Feb 12

Except that it says grasslands and not wetlands, which puts it opposite the AMC not the sewage works…..which may only be better from a plants point of view.

Keijidosha 2:27 pm 20 Feb 12

Seems odd to try and nurture a plant that is “especially sensitive to… the application of fertilisers” in an area adjacent to a turf farm and downstream from a water treatment facility. Just sayin’.

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