I always say there is always something flowering in the Western Australian bush. It's mid summer here and the marri trees are flowering in the south west of Western Australia.
Corymbia calophylla - commonly known as Marri - is one of around 80 eucalypts which were transferred in 1995 from the genus Eucalyptus to the newly created genus Corymbia. The species was formerly known as Eucalyptus calophylla and that name is still preferred by some. Australian Native Plants Society
Marri is an indigenous aboriginal Noongar word. Growing to 40-60 metres tall they are not suitable for suburban gardens, but they shade a creek walk near where live. We walked along there this morning. The bees were buzzing in the Marri flowers and the cockatoos where having a good time high in the trees chewing on the new buds and cracking into last year's nuts.
Here below you can see the buds, the flowers, the nuts (commonly called honkey nuts) and nuts laying on the ground that have fallen after they have been cracked open by cockatoos.
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The Marri flowers are beautiful! Loved seeing the Cockatoo! :)ReplyDelete
The Marri trees are very merry! :-)ReplyDelete
Have never seen that kind of cockatoo! So interesting to see your word there.ReplyDelete
The Marri trees grow very tall, but beautiful aand that you can enjoy them on your walks. We have two corymbia ficifolia in our front garden, but thankfully they don't grow that tall, but they have lovely flowers too. The black cockatoos are magnificent. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Jill - beautiful, unique flowers. And I love how casually you mention the cockatoos ... Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!ReplyDelete
Those fluffy plants are so cool!ReplyDelete
The white fuzz flowers look great and artsy. Thank you for introducing the gum nuts and its cute children's book at All Seasons.Have a productive week! JeshReplyDelete
Beautiful motifs, magical flowers!ReplyDelete
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Amazing flowers! I have to get over there one day!ReplyDelete
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Stunning blooms of Corymbia tree . It would be my pleasure if you share your post to my Link up party based on Gardening , Nature here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/01/garden-affair-gazania-beauty.htmlReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love seeing the nature that surrounds others in different parts of the world. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love seeing nature that is not something I would normally see here in the Southeastern US. And I've not read the classic children's book but I hope to find a copy to read.ReplyDelete