Category Archives: Shrubs
The Grey Everlasting Ozothamnus obcordatus shrub is pretty inconspicuous most of the year. Green pearl-like buds appear at the end of July and by October this hardy shrub is in flower all over the the Reserve. The flower heads have … Continue reading
Grevillea alpina, is the most common grevillea in the area and the only one in the Reserve that I have observed. As you can see it comes in red and yellow varieties. The common name, Cat’s Claw Grevillea, has been … Continue reading
Serveral variety of wattles are in flower in the area and look pretty spectacular. The Gold-dust Wattle Acacia acinacea stands out in the Reserve at the moment. There are hundreds of these shrubs now in flower. In the photo below you can … Continue reading
Finally there is some evidence of spring. Yesterday I came across the Fairy Waxflower Philotheca verrucosa beginning to flower. The drought has led to this beautiful shrub either dying or shrinking in size in the Reserve. Hopefully the ending of the drought … Continue reading
There are at least three wattles in the Reserve: Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Spreading Wattle (Acacia genistifolia) and Gold-dust Wattle (Acacia acinacea). At present, Golden and Spreading Wattles have lots of buds and it is interesting to compare the two … Continue reading
The unusual weather conditions have led to many early flowerings this Autumn. One example of this is Spreading Wattle Acacia genistifolia which is not usually in flower till May. The photo below was taken this morning and blossom has been out for … Continue reading
Over the last couple of months the bright yellow flowers of the Grey Everlasting Ozothamnus obcordatus shrub have been prominent across the Reserve. It is one the most common plants. Now the flower heads are turning brown.
Sweet Bursaria Bursaria spinosa derives its name from the Greek word bursa which means a sac, pouch or purse-like structure. You can see these purse-like seed capsules in this photo. The plant is considered vital for the survival of the … Continue reading
For the first time this morning I saw black seeds emerging from Spreading Wattle Acacia genistifolia seed pods.
Green Spreading Wattle Acacia genistifolia seedpods first formed in October and by December they had turned brown.