How beautiful are these new #banksia
stamps from @auspost
I adore Australian natives! I recently created a little Australian native garden with some grevellias and miniature grass in our yard. It’s my favorite little spot in our garden. I cannot wait until summer comes to be able to sit outside and enjoy a cool drink while enjoying the sight of my little garden bed 💕
Sunny Coast Wildflower Love 💚😍
This stunning little bush is covered in masses of flowers - White Myrtle
Eucalyptus risdonii, Risdon peppermint (Myrtaceae)
This is another one of our endemic Eucalypts to Tasmania. Another one which is also listed as rare, found in only a couple of populations in the south around the Hobart region. It likes Permian mudstones on a north west facing slope. These are usually pretty drought prone areas so it has learnt to cope pretty well without a regular drink. .
It is closely related to E. tenuiramis and very similar in appearance with the most notable difference being that E. risdonii holds onto its juvenile foliage morphology right into adulthood. With capsule born in the leaf axis of these leaves. The juvenile leaves are very glaucous and fused across the base (similar to E. tenuiramis) Adult leaves are lanceolate however they are rare.... except on the one I photographed at the botanical gardens!!! It also has a habit of hybridising with E. amygdalina... good ol’ Eucs and their hybridising...
Usually a small tree up to about 10m and can grow as a mallee form (multi trunked). I think I’m gonna put one in my backyard! However they have been known to grow a bit taller in a garden setting... we shall find out! Again, I photographed this at the botanical gardens in Hobart. It’s a marvellous specimen, down toward the water side kind of just past the oak woodland...
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Patersonia sericea 'Silky Purple Flag' ~ Curra Moors track to Garie Beach, Royal National Park. [Photo: flower on 8cm disc].
The fire left the ground exposed. Woody shrubs and trees were still black but the grasses were rapidly recovering and ferns and droseas had colonised the dry, sandy soil. Purple punctuated the landscape and slender-hoverflies were feeding on the nectar of the flowers.
Patersonia sericea is a common wildflower growing in heath and woodland along the east coast of Oz. It has large, vibrant-purple, 3-petalled flowers with spathes that are covered in short, silky hairs. The flowers are pretty but short-lived. Its leaves are stiff and tough, narrow-linear like grass, arosibg from an underground rhizome, which allows it to resprout after fire. .
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A new one on the easel...
CUPRESSACEAE | Athrotaxis laxifolia | Palaeoendemic | Ancient | Summit Pine | Yellow-twig Pine | Hybrid | Gymnosperm | Uniquely Tasmanian.
Athrotaxis laxifolia is a hybrid between King Billy Pine, Athrotaxis selaginoides and Pencil Pine, Athrotaxis cupressoides. It’s endemic to the mountains of central, western and southern Tasmania. The foliage is morphologically intermediate between its parent species and is usually yellowish in appearance. Athrotaxis laxifolia grows 10-20m in height and usually occurs around 900-1200masl and always in the vicinity of at least one of the parent species. Due to its rarity and patchy distribution it is listed as endangered by the IUCN.