The winning plant with the most colour went to the Eucalyptus leucoxylon or Red-flowering Yellow Gum ... like a ballerina with a fancy pink tutu - it stood out on the track and said pick me!! So I did ...
|Red-flowering Yellow Gum|
|Eucalyptus leucoxylon with longitudinal section of inflorescence|
|Acacia aphylla in situ|
The Acacia aphylla - Leafless Rock Wattle - is an endangered species and I was lucky enough to find a plant growing in my habitat .... while it looks something of a bare naked lady I find it graceful and elegant and a nice change from painting leaves ... the colour is quite remarkable.
|Acacia aphylla - Leafless Rock Wattle|
The assignment is now well on its way to London and hopefully the tutor will enjoy these strange plants indigenous to my home state. I certainly have a new appreciation for them and for field study work. Hope to be doing a lot more of these studies ....