A burst of botanicalPosted: June 19, 2012 | Author: Nina Williams | Filed under: Australia, Flora | Tags: eucalyptus, iconic australian images, landscapes, mallee fruit, native australian plants, native plants |9 Comments
My current obsession is gumnuts. From the nuggety little bell-shaped ones and the elfin button-like ones, to the basic gumnut babies shape that May Gibbs introduced to the world almost 100 years ago. On any given day you will find branches of them lurking in my car, gathered while walking or travelling, and saved for an as yet unidentified purpose.
Heading out in search of the ultimate specimen, I fell upon a wondrous world of shape and colour; nuts that look like they had been piped from an icing bag, tutus and hawaiian skirts bursting from them, pale greens and pinks that belong on textiles, and another reason to love the humble gumtree even more.
Such a lovely subject… so ubiquitous but so unnoticed, until now…. : )
🙂 Makes me want to produce a line of jewellery, or something!!
Wow didn’t realise how beautiful they were!!!!!!!!!!
I know! I didnt either! Cant you just see them as earrings?
Do you know the name of these gumnuts?
Sorry I am talking about the 2nd Photo of this line. Just need the name of the plant if anyone nows it.
Yes, pretty sure it is an Ooldea Mallee, Eucalyptus youngiana.
What species is the 4th one down?
Giles mallee I think!