Sensitive waratahs love some shelter from the afternoon sun
PERHAPS one of the most spectacular of all Australian native flowering plants is the floral emblem of New South Wales, telopea speciosissima.
Banksia Integrifolia cone: Australian flower (well it WAS)
The banksia integrifolia flower after it has expired... revealing the gorgeous 'spine' of the flower which turns into this lovely banksia cone. I've been fascinated with these cones since i was a kid. i love the patterns of these "Big Bad Banksia Men". borrowed friends Nikon D70
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.
The many colours of Eucalyptus ficifolia grafted - Mallee Design
Mallee Design native Australian garden design. Servicing Southern Sydney Bulli Coledale Thirroul Wollongong Sutherland Shire Illawarra. Landscape Designer Native plant specialist and horticulturist. Sustainable gardens, Wildlife habitat conservation and land management.
Leptospermumm scoparium. (MANUKA) Native to New Zealand. This is where the pharmaceutical and health-beneficial Manuka Honey comes from! Manuka Honey is graded by the amount of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) that finishes up in the final product. The more of this flower (pollen/nectar) the better. Caption: P/R @BillGP