The local Eucryphia moorei (or "Pinkwood") is currently in full flower around the village of Robertson. It does not always put on a good show, but this year, it is doing so.
I have previously written about the finer details of this flower. Today I show the full flowering shrub.
|A full view of a medium-sized Eucryphia shrub|
It is about 7 years old (I planted this one).
It is now well over head height,
and nearly as broad as high.
In nature, the Eucryphia
can grow into a large tree.
|This image shows the strong patterns|
created by the leaves.
Botanically the leaves are described as
"pinnate, mostly 5–15 cm long;
leaflets usually 5–13
but often reduced to 3 on flowering branches".
|A brighter image|
shows the large number of flowers.
Bees and Spinebills are attracted to the flowers.
It is closely related to the Tasmanian Leatherwood,
which is famous for the honey produced from that tree.
|A view through the mist this afternoon.|
The powerline stanchion
is about 400 metres away.