Saturday, January 16, 2010

A bush stroll to see a peculiar flower.

Took a stroll out into the bush yesterday evening so I could get a closer look at all the Cocky Apples (Planchonia careya) in bloom.  These are fascinating trees ... native to northern Australia and my region has the largest concentration of them in their native habitat.

At the moment these rather scraggly looking trees out in the bushland are pretty much all in bloom.  The tree itself is not much to look at and while it has these peculiarly beautiful flowers ... you will only see them during the late afternoons into the evenings because the whole bloom drops before the next morning ... so only those in the know will get to see them up close.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great flower. It seems to be a really interesting tree that could be cultivated more. Do the flowers have any fragrance? How can one propagate this plant?


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