Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Sunday, July 26, 2009

More on Sassafras Tree flowering

At the risk of driving readers crazy, I am posting several more images of Sassafras. These are of a particularly fine specimen of Sassafras in full flower.

This tree is clearly visible as one drives up the bends near the top of Belmore Falls Road (coming north, up the hill into Robertson). This was taken from the road, looking across at the tree, some 80 metres away, or more. As soon as I saw it, I parked the car to grab a couple of quick images, while the tree was in its prime.If you recall how small these white flowers are (fingertip size) - the question is, how many flowers is this tree carrying at once - the create such an impression? There will be no answer offered, of course. Just something on which we can all ponder.Can you imagine the perfume coming from such a heavily flowering tree?

1 comment:

mick said...

Perfumed flowers and a nice shape - what more could you want in a tree!