After the Cudlee Creek bushfire in 2020, the small population of native Leafy Greenhoods (Pterostlysis cucullata) growing at Lobethal Bushlank Park did not regenerate.
Recently, The University of Adelaide and Seed Conservation Centre announced that they are working together to propagate plants destroyed in the fire and reintroduce native vegetation back to Lobethal Bushland Park. They have been working with germinants on plates, plants in flasks and nurseries in attempt to regenerate species, including the Leafy Greenhood, lost in the fire.
On behalf of Council, we would like to thank all involved and wish the project success in restoring a viable population of Leafy Greenhoods and other native species back into the region.
Pictured: Leafy Greenhoods germinating in the lab.