Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ... It's Cocky Apple Blossom Time




Planchonia careya or Cocky Apple


I'm joining Gail for Wildflower Wednesday for the very first time.


I'm also joining Linda for Wordless Wednesday





and Tina for her Wordless Wednesday meme


26 comments:

  1. very pretty Is it a large tree?

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    1. Sharon, the Planchonia is not a large tree. It's a medium sized straggly looking tree, that usually reaches around between 4 to 10 metres in height. I haven't seen many get to 10 metres around here though.

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  2. so cocky indeed. what a great blossom. so neat!! (:

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    1. Thanks Beth. They are a fascinating bloom aren't they?

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  3. Those are beautiful. Do they actually bear fruit? (Guessing by the "apple" in the name).

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    1. Gale, yes they do bear fruit. In the summertime the green fruit appears. It looks more like a very large gumnut but apparently tastes like an apple, although I've never been tempted to try them myself.

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  4. Gorgeous! The shape of this flower is fascinating.

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    1. Yes I have to agree with you Gunilla. The form of the Cocky Apple blooms is amazing.

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  5. Now that is a cool flower...very fun looking.

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    1. Thanks Donna. It's wonderful to be able to claim this beauty as a native.

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  6. Such an interesting bloom--it really is an eye-catcher. I'm glad you joined in on WW...I love seeing the kangaroo in your header collage!

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  7. Okay, now you're messing with my mind! The bloom reminds me of a common red blooming shrubby tree that I saw in New Zealand. Now I won't rest until the name comes to me. Any ideas?

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    1. Faye, you could be thinking of the New Zealand Christmas Bush, Metrosideros.

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  8. Dear Bernie.
    Stunningly beautiful.
    Best regards Iris.

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  9. Very beautiful. One of our natives I presume, although I've not seen it before.

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    1. Pieces of Sunshine, yes it is one of our Aussie natives, but it's only found up here in northern Oz.

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  10. Very unusual looking, but really beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  11. Bernie, I love the name of that beautiful tree! P. x

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  12. Hi Bernie...The bloom on this looks sort of like a mimosa tree bloom. Mimosa is pink tho and produces no apple. Does it have a good smell? No matter it's a beautiful bloom anyway.

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  13. Such lovely blossoms! I love that flower...thanks for joining WW this week!

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  14. I don't think I have ever seen this one. It is a beauty and great photos too.

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  15. They are a beautiful bloom! Lovely images!

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  16. Bernie, Welcome to WW! I am so glad you joined the celebration~what a delightful opportunity to us all to get to know your wildflowers. Love the Cocky Apple blossom you've shared.

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