Even More Wildflowers!

17 Oct

Red wildflower

Pink wildflower

It’s mid Spring , here in Sydney, Australia: what better time to feast your eyes on our charming wildflowers?

National Parks provide we Sydney-siders with an opportunity to witness first hand the wondrous beauty of nature. Just wandering around, keeping your eyes wide open, is all it takes. Within minutes, you’re practically guaranteed to stumble upon: or be overwhelmed by: a sight for sore eyes. Just watch out for other natives such as snakes, that may not appreciate your presence.

The recent warm weather has brought many

Flannel flowers

delightful flowers into full bloom. Here are some more for you to enjoy.

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4 Responses to “Even More Wildflowers!”

  1. The Wanderlust Gene October 17, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Ahhh -the leucadendrons are out already? They were my mother’s favourites – thanks for showing me 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp October 17, 2012 at 9:48 am #

      Thanks, Wanderlust Gene, for your identification of the lovely red flower! I’ve seen only this one example blooming shrub in the park. While on the subject of identification, I think the other unspecified picture, of pink flowers, is a Grevillea; but as I said in an earlier post, I’m not a botanist. 🙂

      • The Wanderlust Gene October 17, 2012 at 10:12 am #

        You’re right! I was so blinded by the leucadendron that I barely looked at the other two. Naughty me! But what an unusual colour for a grevillea – I don’t think I ever saw a pale lavender pink one before!

  2. Margaret Lynette Sharp October 17, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Yes, it’s very uncommon, and equally pretty! I saw a similar specimen in the same bushland, but they aren’t plentiful. I don’t recall seeing these varieties growing in local gardens: though the red and yellow/golden types are quite popular.

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