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blue mountains, citrus smelling plant

Postby polas » Thu 28 Oct, 2021 9:58 am

Hi,
I encountered those plants recently. They have a very strong smell and are reaching 2m in height. What are they? I have never seen them before. Does anyone know? So far google gave me no real answers.
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Re: blue mountains, citrus smelling plant

Postby michael_p » Thu 28 Oct, 2021 10:19 am

No idea but it does have a wild tobacco (https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/TobaccoBush) look about it.
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Re: blue mountains, citrus smelling plant

Postby polas » Thu 28 Oct, 2021 11:14 am

michael_p wrote:No idea but it does have a wild tobacco (https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/TobaccoBush) look about it.


that was my first guess as this grows only next to an old coal mine and maybe the workers planted it nearby. It has an incredibly powerful scent though (the leaves).
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Re: blue mountains, citrus smelling plant

Postby tom_brennan » Thu 28 Oct, 2021 3:04 pm

Most likely Calomeria amaranthoides (Incense Plant).
https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi- ... ranthoides

Native colonising species, all over the place post the fires.
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Re: blue mountains, citrus smelling plant

Postby polas » Thu 28 Oct, 2021 4:48 pm

tom_brennan wrote:Most likely Calomeria amaranthoides (Incense Plant).
https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi- ... ranthoides

Native colonising species, all over the place post the fires.


looks like a match! thank you Tom.
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