Friday, January 10, 2014

Kirkland Rd East Kangaloon. Near Robertson.

One and a half hours and some 130kms (81 miles) from home and I was in the scenic, cooler, and greener, Southern Tableland region.
Inspired by someone I follow on Facebook, I thought I would try out some different territory and hopefully come up with something new. The plant I used as a target eluded me but three others, new for me, made this this a enjoyable trip.

Glycine tabacina  -  Variable Glycine, Love Creeper, Vanilla Glycine, Glycine Pea.
A new species for me.

Persoonia linearis  -  Narrow-leaved Geebung.

I'm pretty sure the following 6 photos are all,  Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, which is another new species for me (yay). There were so many I couldn't decide which ones to leave out.
Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum  -  Rosy Hyacinth Orchid

Hibbertia scandens  -   Climbing Guinea Flower,  Golden Guinea Vine, Snake Vine.

Cassinia sp.

Viola hederacea  -  Native Violet, Ivy-leaved Violet.

Persoonia lanceolata  -   Lance-leave Geebung.

Muellerina eucalyptoides  -  Creeping Mistletoe.
I haven't seen mistletoe growing so low to the ground on a eucalypt trunk before.

Muellerina eucalyptoides  -  Creeping Mistletoe.

Lomatia silaifolia  -  Crinkle Bush.

Solanum aviculare  -  Kangaroo Apple.

Clematis aristata  -  Traveller's Joy, Goatsbeard, Old Man's Beard .

Cryptostylis leptochila  -  Small Tongue Orchid.
Another new species for me.

Wahlenbergia sp.
Could be two different species.

The Following Could Be Introduced Species. 

All these plants were growing in drainage lines (gutters) along the roads where they would receive more runoff water and nutrients. 

No idea what any of theses low growing herbs are.

Bottom left is a Buttercup, the top left is a Geranium (could be native), seen something similar to the top right growing
in the Snowy Mountains and no clues to the bottom right.

Prunella vulgaris  -  Heal-All, Heart-of-the-Earth, Self Heal.
Once thought to be a native but now classed as introduced.

No clues on this tiny charmer.

Well we all know what this thorny weed is. The ones I ate were still a little sour, better in a couple of weeks.


Some nice rural tableland scenery around here.

Had to stay close to the road as it was all Catchment Area.

Very green roadside vegetation.

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

There were a lot of these skinks sunning on a dry-stone wall.

Tiny moths.

These were the first Alpacas I have seen that have been freshly clipped. The Suffolk Lambs are not so lucky,
being bred for the table, not cardigans.

Curious Cows.

We are now friends on Facebook.


  1. Another set of, to me, exotic and extraordinary flowers. Thanks for showing the countryside in which they were found, so green and so unlike most pictures of the Australia countryside.

    1. Pleased to know that you enjoyed the different scenery. Yes we do have some greenery around, it's not all dry and sandstone. The sandstone might dominate the landscape around Sydney but it also has the most colourful of Sydney's 2000 plant species, so that's where I tend to visit. This year I hope to get a little further afield to find different habitats.
      One of my other blogs, , (Gumnuts and Other Stuff), while having a more varied palette, does tend to show the outdoors in a different light.

  2. Yes, the 'green' sure did it for me too!! It's the depths of a heatwave in a dry, dry summer where I am ... I love the flowers, but not so good on the names so can't help you out there. But I CAN help you out with appreciation!!