#ozflora

Loving the flowers of the Australian #native Leucochrysum or Golden Pussy Toes blooming @BotGardensSA #YellowFlower #Asteraceae #OzFlora

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Again with the delicious goopy bloblets of sundews! What we call #Drosera spatulata is a big complex (aka lots of subspecies and varieties) with a tremendous distribution from NZ to China.
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#droseraceae #carnivorousplants #sundew #sticky #swamp #littlesprings #wingello #southernhighlands #nsw #australia #ozplants #ozflora #botany #ecology #woodland #plants #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Purple corolla with contrastingly golden stamens is a common flower colour in #Solanum, the most speciose genus of the #Solanaceae family. This is S. vescum - one of the #kangaroo apples
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#nightshade #purpleflowers #alkaloid #littlesprings #wingello #southernhighlands #nsw #ozflora #ozplants #woodland #airbnb #botany #ecology #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Just one more of these awesome critters! Masked Devil #Cyclochila australasiae contrasting beautifully against the fernery.
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#Cicadidae #cicada #arthropoda #fern #wildoz #ozplants #ozflora #littlesprings #wingello #southernhighlands #nsw #australia #woodland #forest #nature #naturegram #insects #airbnb #landforwildlife

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This #morning. I haven't surfed as the ocean was just too messy for my ability but I made some local friends and gave my #tantien a bit of spin. #springtime #beachlife #pacificocean #waterdragon #noisyminer #ozlife #ozflora #ozfauna

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More awesome #Aussie #orchids popping up here - this one is #Calochilus spp. (Beard Orchid). Check out that lustrous bristly labellum, part of their ploy to get male wasps to pseudocopulate with them for pollination. I'm torn between C. robertsonii & C. gracillimus for ID as traits of both species present.
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#orchidaceae #orchid #flowers #littlesprings #wingello #southernhighlands #ozflora #ozplants #nature #naturegram #spring #airbnb #plantsarecool #beard

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A tentacley trap waiting to unfurl. #Drosera binata, the Forked Sundew. In my opinion there are three gateway plant groups that get people hooked on botany: orchids, parasites (like mistletoes), and carnivorous plants. Note the glistening blobs of mucilage at the end of the tentacle = AWESOME πŸ’š
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#droseraceae #carnivorousplants #sundew #sticky #swamp #littlesprings #wingello #southernhighlands #nsw #australia #ozplants #ozflora #botany #ecology #woodland #plants #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Possibly the most enigmatic #Australian terrestrial #orchid - #Caleana major aka the Flying Duck. I did a little squeal when I found this quacktastic plant down the back yesterday!
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#orchidaceae #wingello #littlesprings #southernhighlands #ozflora #ozplants #nature #flowers #duck #bird #sandstone #woodland #naturegram #plantsarecool #orchids #plants #botany #ecology #landforwildlife

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Just a sad, soggy bunch of tiny red flowers. #Gonocarpus tetragynus (Raspwort) is a common subshrub likely hanging out in a sandstone veg community near you.
#haloragaceae #rainbow #wingello #littlesprings #southernhighlands #nature #woodland #australia #naturegram #ozplants #ozflora #botany #ecology #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Ain't no shrinking violet! #Viola silicestris (the Sandstone Violet) looks similar to its widespread, more gregarious cousin V. hederacea, but has smaller flowers and leaves, with the leaves being quiet wide and the flowers paler.
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#violaceae #violet #whiteflowers #purpleflowers #wingello #littlesprings #southernhighlands #nature #woodland #naturegram #ozplants #ozflora #botany #ecology #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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This Ericaceous shrub has both micro leaves and micro flowers - #Epacris microphylla makes up for its teeny weeny bits by a hefty altitudinal distribution spanning coast to the alps.
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#ericaceae #heath #whiteflowers #wingello #littlesprings #southernhighlands #australia #ozflora #ozplants #nature #naturegram #woodland #forest #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Pea-rfect! One of my new favourite things to do is watch the native bees enjoy the #Daviesia latifolia (Hope Bitter-pea)
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#fabaceae #peaflower #yellowflowers #flowers #wingello #littlesprings #southernhighlands #ozflora #ozplants #nature #spring #naturegram #woodland #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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This flowery #shrub is found in silver top ash dominated sclerophyll woodland, just like the one surrounding our bush house. #Olearia microphylla, small-leaved #daisy bush
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#asteraceae #whiteflowers #wingello #littlesprings #woodland #airbnb #ozflora #ozplants #nature #southernhighlands #australia #naturegram #plantsarecool #landforwildlife

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Fringe lilly. Thysanotus.

#ozplants #ozflora #wildflower

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Dicksonia Antarctica- Soft Tree Fern.

There are 9 of these beauties I had planted around work.
I picked them up as naked crowns, no fronds just trunks.
They are all finally taking off.
Working with nature makes me happy, and it’s even better when your ideas work.
#fern #ausnatives #ausflora #ozflora #oznative #bushland

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