These were taken over a 4 day period on a 5 day trip to the south coast of New South Wales and then across to the Snowy Mountains high country.
As we were going to be on the coast I was going to concentrate on sea weeds and the like, but instead of the 3 to 5 hours in the one spot as I usually do, travelling all day wouldn't allow this. Even when I did find a rock pool there wasn't the variety I was hoping for, this will have to wait for another day.
Native flowers were scarce,well at least until we reached the Snowy and even there they were in small numbers , so this post covers a more diverse group of subjects, locations and 'styles'(more of the whole plant, native, exotic and feral growing in the landscape) than I usually do. Also, not all plants are named as, well, I don't know what they are.
All the 'happy snaps' from this trip can be seen at 'Gumnuts and Other Stuff'.
|Neptune's Necklace Hormosira banksii.|
The only 'seaweed' I photographed. At Mossy Point.
|Lomandra sp. and Westringia fruticosa - Coastal Rosemary, growing out of the rock.|
At Mossy Point.
|I think this grass just growing out of the rock in the same location as above is native.|
Looks looks like a Poa sp.
|Pelargonium australe - Native Storksbill, Native Geranium.|
|A wind-swept Allocasuarina/Casuarina sp. at Tarthra.|
|Typical coastal thicket of (I think) Melaleuca sp. Eden.|
|An exotic Pine planted at Narooma.|
|One of the dominant 'gum' trees seen on the south coast was Corymbia maculata (syn. Eucalyptus maculata) - Spotted Gum. Narooma. When I Googled the species most images of it were as 'floor-boards.|
|I think this bright yellow daisy is native. Eden|
|Daucus carota - Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Birds' Nest.|
This garden escapee (feral) plant was seen growing along the road side in a lot of areas not far from the coast. Moruya.
|A very nice flower specimen of the feral Verbena (bonariensis ?) - Purple Top.|
The following 7 photos are garden plants taken in the little historic village of Central Tilba.
|Lilium lancifolium (syn: Lilium tigrinum) - Tiger Lily.|
|Pelagonias (ivy-leaved geranium), climbing rose, hibiscus and native violets.|
|Alstroemeria psittacina - New Zealand Christmas Bell, Parrotlily, Parrot Flower, Red Parrot Beak, , Inca Lily.|
|Limonium perezii - Statice, Sea Lavender.|
|Amaryllis belladonna - Belladonna Lily, Naked Lady, Jersey Lily, March Lily. Eden.|
| Lomandra sp.|
Cooling reflection in 38C (100F) temperatures. Rockton.
Farmland skyline, Rock Flat Creek.
|Grasses in sheep country, Dalgety.|
A collection (of 3) from the top and above the tree line of the Snowy Mountains.
left: Chionogentias muelleriana subsp. alpestris - Mountain Gentian, Snow Gentian.
middle: Prasophyllum alpestre - Highland Leek-orchid.
t/r: Pentachondra pumila - Carpet Heath
b/r: Senecio sp. - Groundsel.
|Clockwise from left: Craspedia sp. - Billy-buttons.|
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. alpinum - Alpine Sunray, Snow Daisies
Acaena novae-zelandia - Bidgee-widgee.
|Eucalyptus sp. - Snow Gum.|
|Top left: not sure|
bottom left: Prostanthera cuneata - Alpine Mint-bush.
middle: Wahlenbergia sp. - Native Bluebell.
left: Richea continentalis - Candle Heath.
|Fantasticly coloured Eucalyptus sp. (could be Eucalyptus viminalis ?) Berridale.|
|Lythrum salicaria - Purple Loosestrife.|
Another feral, Jinden.
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG. Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
|Pacific Black Duck.|
|Grey-headed Flying Fox (fruit bat).|
(I confess, they were from a zoo)
|Australian Fur Seals|
|Large Black Cormorant.|
|And it wasn't even Easter.|
|Spotted Mountain Grasshopper, Southern Pyrgomorph (Monistria concinna).|
This grasshopper is just as camouflaged on rock....................
|..............as it is in plants.|
Spotted Mountain Grasshopper, Southern Pyrgomorph (Monistria concinna).
|Even when the semi-trailer came the other way she wasn't in a hurry to move.|