The Waratah which is the name given it by the local Aborigines has the scientific name Telopea speciosissima. "Telopea" from the Greek means "seen from afar" and "speciosissima" from Latin means handsome. Both are appropriate names. It grows wild along the eastern seaboard of New South Wales, Australia in sandy well drained soil.
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Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea
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The World's Most Beautiful Tree Bark
Photographer Cedric Pollet travels around the world capturing the beauty of trees. He's barking up the right ones! Come take a closer look.
Found this marvelous contorted specimen high up in the alpine region. During winter snow would cover some of these trees The colours are real as is the folded look of the bark on the tree trunk. Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia
Happy Easter to all. We had a lovely, large family get together last night with nieces and nephews, mothers and brothers, sisters, cousins, daughters and sons. So nice to catch up with everyone. Now we're looking forward to lots of quiet, pottery time, a bit of knitting, maybe a swim and a bit of chocolate this long, long weekend. Here are some of the close up photos I took of different banksia cones down south. Aren't the patterns and colours wonderful.