This was a sub-adult. Not sure it wasn't something else and then I saw the blood red eyes...
I would like to know what this is...
Mother with two babies
Near GG bridge
Can't believe how close I was able to get. Took the picture from only about ten feet away on an iphone.
One small plant removed manually. Landscape photo is of nearby source population; not removed.
Few plants in drainage. Drainage still has water.
Near Harding grass, fennel, plums, pittosporum, cotoneaster, and pampas grass.
2 plants in open space near source on neighboring residential property.
Flowering. Little herbivory; not enough to prevent flowering. <10 plants in area; one large. Many large plants on hillside 50m west.
Seeds in scat.
Just past peak bloom
Beginning to bloom in areas still wet and shaded
Late in bloom period