Saturday, December 29, 2012
Georgeous flowering gum
I recently noticed this little plant on my daily walk and kept meaning to go back and photograph it in all its flowering glory... when I went past this morning I noticed many of the flowers are starting to disappear... perhaps eaten by birds or just part of the life cycle... so I finally remembered to go back later with my camera and capture it before all the flowers are gone.
I've identified it as Corymbia Ficifolia... or Red Flowering Gum... or Baby Orange - it's part of the Eucalyptus family... isn't it just divine! We have so many beautiful native plants here in Australia and as ever... I'm imagining this as a textile design.