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AntZ
03-29-2009, 02:10 AM
This is a Australian Native plant with these interesting flowers.
I hope I have done them justice. This plant has only recently been planted and only has a single flower, otherwise a tree in full flower is quite spectacular. If you look closely at the photos you can see the flower dripping in nectar which is quite tasty.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/Sc7_Oozir1I/AAAAAAAAD6s/c7jOAGrwmTY/s800/IMG_7409.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/Sc7_tCEqujI/AAAAAAAAD60/PKjFqIZCQmU/s800/IMG_7410.jpg

casil403
03-29-2009, 11:41 AM
Wow..neat flower!
Do they get lots of bird visitors and if so, what kind?

Rinkdaddy
03-29-2009, 11:47 AM
Very interesting. I like the brightness of the first shot

Gem
03-29-2009, 12:30 PM
I like the colour of the first and the dof of the second :)

AntZ
03-30-2009, 08:19 AM
Thanks for your kind comments!:thankyou:

Wow..neat flower!
Do they get lots of bird visitors and if so, what kind?

I'll let you know. This tree has only been in the ground a couple of weeks.

tomorrowstreasures
03-30-2009, 09:53 AM
Man - you Aussies have the neatest flora and fauna!

Mad Aussie
03-30-2009, 03:44 PM
Wow..neat flower!
Do they get lots of bird visitors and if so, what kind?
Rainbow Lorikeets, Blue faced Honeyeaters and Myna's are what we get in ours.
They flower several times a year and each time the birds come. Great tree to have around!!

casil403
03-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Back on the coast in my Mum's neighbourhood they have something called a butterfly bush and it gets lots of butterfly visitors in summer. Long stem with tons of little purple flowers on it and it smells like fresh vanilla...mmmmmm...nice and really pretty!

Plant honeysuckle here too and you'll get hummingbirds. :)