a little bit of Plant porn

I thought I would give you some beautiful green images to lighten up your day or night, as well as a small look into my cities Botanic Gardens. The reason why I say small is because unfortunately I didn’t take as many shots of the grounds themselves. This was because I was off plant hunting for an assignment, however when summer approaches again, I will gear up and give you a grand tour. For now enjoy some greenery and a little plant 101

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Billardiera cymosa
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Salvia leucophylla, or commonly known as purple sage or grey sage. Though it is not in bloom at the moment, however the seed pods are amazing.
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Leonotis leonurus (Orange lion ear) Its lovely orange blooms comes around during the spring and autumn seasons. They grow up to 1.8 metre’s in height and are drought tolerant.
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xanthorrhoea quadrangulata (Grass tree)
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Portulacana (lucky jade)
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Adenanthos sericeus
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Santolina (Cotton lavender ) The foliage always reminds me of snow. They have a bright yellow round flowers that bloom at the top, creating a great contrast between the colours.
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Correa reflexa (native fuchsia)
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Acacia pendula (weeping myall) At times its not the most good looking tree to look at, but up close the leaves and flower buds have a great contrast between each other. It is a bird attracting tree and loves full sun.
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Eremophila nivea

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The Amazon Waterlily Pavilion was built in July 2007 and was completed in August 2008. It was constructed to replace the old building, and play host to Giant Amazon Waterlily (Victoria Amazonica)

 

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The flower is 30cm in diameter and 12cm in height.

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Adenanthos

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Dunalia tubulosa

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Punica granatum nana (Dwarf pomegranate)

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Lepechinina salviae

The sun wasn’t out that day, and there were a few hairy moments when some droplets came flying from the heavens. However it was nice  being back in the gardens, it had been a while.

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