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Oct 06, 2020

Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

Peculiar plants at the root of copper study Polycarpaea spirostylis - the 'copper flower' - following along strike of mineralised copper ground.

If you are seeking copper in North-West Queensland, an orderly row of Polycarpaea spirostylis may be a great guide. The flowering plant is among four copper metallophytes in the Roseby Corridor near Cloncurry at the centre of a biogeochemical study. These plants thrive in areas with high copper concentrations in surface soils where other species…

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