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Monday, 17 February 2020

Red Capped Gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys

Taking a small blogging break this week, but thought I would share a couple of pics of the Red capped Gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys - other common names include illyarrie, and helmet nut gum - which is flowering in our area right now - though its native habitat is north of Perth on undulating limestony sites near Dongara, and also north of Kalbarri National Park where it grows as a mallee. The flower can be 7cm across and is quite spectacular and has red caps you can see in the photo below before it bursts open. 



More info at: Australian native plants society 

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7 comments:

  1. That is a lovely flower, and the yellow is beautiful.

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    1. it does doesn't it. And I love the contrast to the blue sky.

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  3. Beautiful Eucalyptus flower, Jill! and sharing it with All Seasons is a treat! As to your comment wondering about painting seen as worship. Take a step back, and think about the concept of worship as creativity and art in general. Music always has been in the church as an expression of worship. So, why could painting, as another branch of art not have the same purpose?
    In the previous centuries it was not possible to do art during the worship service, because back then they did not have movable easels and tubes of paint yet. But look at all the paintings done for the church back then! Happy you asked the question, because I had to get used to it myself in the beginning!

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  4. Jill - that yellow is at once vibrant and delicate. Gorgeous!!! Enjoy your blogging break!

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