Friday, April 5, 2013

Blue Mountains National Park - Waratah Picnic Area, 5th April 2013

Banksia sp.   (photo taken from above)
Above the Gorge, where the flowering plants were photographed, was a orchard up until the late 1960's, then a 'native garden' then turned over to be part of the Blue Mountains National Park.
Not a great deal of colour on this late in the day, short but unexpectedly interesting stroll along 'The Gorge Walking Track'. Due to the number of ferns and other shade loving plants growing in the gorge, green was the dominate colour theme of today. 
Todea barbara  -  King Fern
Blechnum sp.  (fern)

Sticherus flabellatus  -  Shiny Fan-fern / Umbrella Fern

Dicksonia antarctica  -  Soft Tree Fern

Lindsaea microphylla  -  Lacy Wedge-fern


Persoonia lanceolata  -   Lance-leave Geebung
Dracophyllum secundum  -  Necklace Heath
Cymbidium suave  -  Snake Orchid.
Looking forward to seeing this species in flower one day.
The distinct ringed lichen covered trunk of
Ceratopetalum apetalum  -
 Coachwood, Scented Satinwood.
A sign of the vines.
Scaring to tree trunk caused by vines.
Clean skin.    Angophora costata  -
  Sydney Red Gum, Smooth  Barked Apple,
 sheds last years bark.
Tetratheca sp. (thymifolia?)  -  Black-eyed Susan.
Dillwynia retorta  -  Eggs and Bacon, Heathy Parrot Pea.

Epacris pulchella - NSW Coral Heath
Alania endlicheri  -  Alania

Hymenophyllum cupressiforme  -  Common Filmy-fern.
Only being one cell thick it's possible to see through
this plant.

Blechnum patersonii  -  Strap Water-fern.

FEATHERS, FUR and FANG.       Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.

Moth on lichen covered rock.





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