There are at least seven #teatree plants native to #BribieIsland (family: #myrtaceae ). Pictured is #Leptospermum #Polygalifolium , which is also known as #WildMay . Here is a description of the plant, directly taken from #AllanCarr 's book "A Field Guide to Native Plants of Bribie Island and nearby coastal South-east Queensland". •°•°•°•°•°•°•°•°•°• "Dense shrub to 4m often multi-stemmed in wallum heathland due to fire. Bark scaly, close textured. Leaves alternate, soft green to 15mm x 5mmn, aromatic when crushed. Flowers white to 10mm across with 5 roundish spreading petals, from Aug to Oct. Fruits domed woody capsules to 8mm across with 5 valves, and remaining on branches for a long time with dozens of tiny seeds inside. Valuable to apiarists for honey production." •°•°•°•°•°•°•°•°•°• I saw this beauty on my #WondersOfTheWallum #bushwalk for the #SunshineCoastWildflowerFestival . I had a great time and now have quite a number of photos of native plants and flowers on my phone. 😊 You'll eventually see more in the future. 😉 #sunshinecoast #native #nativeplants #nativeflora #flowers #pretty
Check out this massive #hibiscus The flower itself was almost the size of a human head, and the plant was tall also (that's the house roof gutters in the background). I had to take this photo with my arms stretched above my head, and no visibility of my phone screen. I think I got about 20 photos and I think three turned out with the whole flower in it.
I love the colour of these. Photo taken at the garden nursery... Should I put them on my wishlist?
The brown chook likes to 'help' with the washing.
The black chook She's grown so much, here she is jumped up on the chair to see me when I went outside in the morning