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Ptilotus nobilis

1 Broad Foxtail, Yellow-tails at Tibooburra, NSW

Ptilotus nobilis at Tibooburra, NSW - 4 Jul 2021
Ptilotus nobilis at Tibooburra, NSW - 4 Jul 2021
Ptilotus nobilis at Tibooburra, NSW - 4 Jul 2021
Ptilotus nobilis at Tibooburra, NSW - 4 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Ptilotus nobilis 3 Feb 2023 natureguy
Ptilotus exaltatus 1 Dec 2021 trevorpreston
Unidentified 21 Nov 2021 Ned_Johnston

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   1 Dec 2021
I think this is a Ptilotus sp. , known as pussytails or mulla mulla. I don't have much info on them but there are several different species, the leaves and flowers look similar to Ptilotus exaltatus except the flowers don't look pinkish, but I don't have any info on other species to make a comparison. Stunning plant.
   1 Dec 2021
After a thorough browse at and looking at many many photographs, I think this might be Ptilotus exaltatus.
natureguy wrote:
   3 Feb 2023
I think this one is actually P. nobilis, quite similar to P. exaltatus but with more yellowish and duller flowers rather than pinkish.

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Location information

Species information

  • Ptilotus nobilis Scientific name
  • Broad Foxtail, Yellow-tails Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 4 Jul 2021 01:53 PM Recorded on
  • Ned_Johnston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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