Friday, May 2, 2014

Kangaroo Island in May

We recently visited Kangaroo Island (part of South Australia) for 5 days/4 nights and these are some of the plants we came across while there. 
A lot of the photos are not labeled as I'm not sure of what the plant is, or whether it was native or feral. Not all the plants were photographed on the Friday, I have allowed myself a little bit of 'floristic' licence.

Correa alba  -  White Correa.
This was photographed at Victor Harbour on the mainland.

A garden of very hardy types at Penneshaw.

A local native grass and a lavender share a garden bed at Cape Willoughby Lighhouse.

Euphorbia paralias  -  Sea Spurge   (feral)
These were growing on the coastal sand dunes.

The  Old Mulberry Tree, which was sent from England and planted by the South Australian Company in 1836.
This was at the Reeves Point historic site, Kingscote.

Both these plants were growing on coastal rocky banks, could be 'salt bushes'.
(not sure)

I would say this is a native, but have no idea what it is.   (not sure)
Growing at Seal Bay.

Callistemon / Melaleuca sp. growing at Seal Bay.    (not sure)
(Melaleuca acuminata  -  Mallee Honey Myrtle ???)

Wind-swept habitat at Cape du Couedic.

Succulent type plant at Cape du Couedic.
(not sure)

Low growing plants at Cape du Couedic.
(not sure)

No idea what this native plant is at Cape du Couedic.
(not sure)

Another one I didn't know at Cape du Couedic.
(Melaleuca gibbosa  -  Slender Honey Myrtle???)    (not sure)

This Banksia  were growing along side the Playford Highway on the northern border of Flinders Chase National Park.
( Banksia marginata  -  Silver Banksia ???)  (not sure)

This could be  Banksia ornata  - Desert Banksia, growing close to the above Banksia.

Kangaroo Island silver bush ,     Adenanthos macropodianus,  growing with the above.

Tates Grass Tree or Yacca (Xanthorrhoea tateana)

Fire or drought?

Isopogon ceratophyllus  -  Horny Cone-bush

Astroloma sp.  -  Native Cranberry.

Eucalyptus sp.

Buds of a Eucalyptus sp.

Just a hint of pink in this Eucalyptus sp.

Correa sps.

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

Pacific Gull

Rosenberg's Goanna / Heath Monitor

Possibly a Tiger Snake.

Australian Shelduck / Mountain Duck

Black-faced Shag

Australian Sea Lion


Cape Barren Goose

Tammar Wallaby

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo, a sub-species of the Western Grey Kangaroo.

Brown Quail

New Zealand Fur Seal

Black Swan


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