Friday, 15 June 2007

Dillwynia

I knew tea-tree, banksia and sheoaks but I have never heard of Dillwynia. I kept an eye out for any plant that might be the one and snapped away with my camera. I would verify it when I got home.

I thought it would be the shrub with lovely long tubular pink flowers but that was the winter flowering Styphelia tubiflora (names like that make me giggle). Dillwynia turned out to be the common old yellow pea flower often called Eggs and Bacon or sometimes Parrot Pea – I’m going to call it Dillwynia from now on because I like the way the word rolls off my tongue.

Photo: Dillwynia Retorta

Words to walk with:
Dillwynia,
dillwynia,
dillwynia ….

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