Moist Gully Plants

Olearia argophylla (musk daisy bush), is a tall plant the leaves are boat shaped and in Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece alternatively the name may come from the Greek argyros that means silver. The underside of the leaves is a grey/white ‘mother of pearl’.

O.argophylla - EFG

The creek water is stained brown from iron salts in the ferruginous gravel found in these red clay soils, bacteria flocculate the iron causing it to precipitate.

Yabbie holes are evident in the soft mud.