Do You Love This Australian Native?

3 Sep

Do you love this Australian native?

I hasten to add it’s one of my favourites.

Its botanical name is Epacris Longiflora, though many call it Fuchsia Heath, and it grows wild in the bushland park where Chicki and I take our daily walk.

Right now it’s near its peak, and is a true sights for sore eyes, especially when its captured by the light.

Closely related to the spectacular floral emblem of Victoria,  Epacris Impressa,  for my money its beauty is hard to surpass.

What do you think?

Epacris Longiflora

Epacris Longiflora

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9 Responses to “Do You Love This Australian Native?”

  1. Renard Moreau September 3, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    [ Smiles ] I think that the Epacris Longiflora is a beautiful species of flower.

    Lovely photograph!

  2. Margaret Lynette Sharp September 3, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    I’m glad you agree! Thank you!

  3. Somewhere Between Dream Petal September 3, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    beautiful post HAVE NICE DAY

  4. davidprosser September 3, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I’ve never seen such pretty elongated trumpets before now. The standard fuschia is beautiful but these look more delicate. xxx Hugs xxx

  5. myfoodandflowers September 3, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Beautiful! Too bad we don’t have this in Canada otherwise humming birds will really love this! I wonder where can I buy some seed here?

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp September 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      Sorry, I don’t know if it’s available overseas. It’s not common in cultivated gardens here in Australia. It thrives in the bush!!

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