Monday, May 7, 2007

Eucalyptus Lehmanii

Kevin contacted the Agriculture Department regarding this scrubby bush that has been intriguing us for months and got an an official identification. It is apparently quite common, but we have not found any other specimens during our walks.

Today we spent quite a bit of time examining and photographing the stages of its flowering cycle. We were lucky - the whole cycle was present.

Formation of flower buds.

Ripe buds.

Partial flower.

Full flower.

Flower's end.


We probably should also have taken a photo of the dried up seedpods that were still on the bush, but we didn't.

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