Down by the river, Epacris is out in flower.
I always love to see them.
They are a native fuchsia, and their colouring and form is both very charming and unusual for Australian wildflowers.
Epacris in close-up
Whenever it’s possible, I like to walk Chicki down a track to the end of the baths, where these amazing plants can be found.
Such a pretty place!
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?