I thought the bush in the previous post looked a bit like one of the Coastal Saltbushes I’d seen down at the Jawbone Coastal Conservation and Nature Reserve and I was right.
I found the name of my mystery local bush with the right words in a search of Google Images late last night. It’s halfway down the pdf. here
Then of course, I was able to type the correct name into my Google search and read more about it at Victorian Resources online
I thought it looked a very drought-hardy plant even in the flat open windy area near my local river, so looking up Coastal Saltbush wasn’t too far wrong. It brought me to a Coastal plant website. In fact, after putting the right words, in the right order, in my Google search I found the name in something like 5 minutes. Just goes to show how appropriate wording in your search can be vital in identifying local flora and fauna quickly.
I’ve often spent, quite literally years, searching for names and given up, then one day decided to try again with different wording for Mr Google and I’ve come up trumps in 5 minutes.
It’s all very well to bookmark an Australian Plant directory online (OR even look up my own 2 plant encyclopaedias), but narrowing your plant search down with carefully chosen words can be a great time saver.
Now I’ve found it, I can name the photo and put together a short post on last Saturday’s walk and bird life.