Friday, 2 March 2007

Delicate flowers

There are many, many tiny flowers blooming in the forest and heath of the Blue Mountains.

Tea tree (leptospermum trinervium)

On 12 February I said I would see how many of them I could identify using Native Plants of the Blue Mountains by Margaret Baker and Robin Corringham. I’ve already matched more than 30 of 220 – that’s good progress.


Words to Walk With:
Journal written by Elizabeth Hawkins 1822
"For forty miles they are barren of herbage for cattle, but as far as the eye can reach, even from the summit of the highest, every hill and dale is covered with wood, lofty trees, and small shrubs many of them blooming with the most delicate flowers, the colours so beautiful that the highest circles in England would prize them."

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