Burgan (Kunzea ericoides) 26/11/16. 12/17 - the whole of the easement is covered in flowers - I wonder whether they only flower every 3-4 years as this is the first time we have seen all the tea trees flower at once! It looks like snow :)
Scented paperbark? (Melaleuca squarrosa) 10/10/15
Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata). 10/10/15
Gullly grevillea? 6/10/15
And another bottlebrush - different shaped leaves 29/03/17
When mum came to visit the other day we noticed this bush that looked like a big rosemary bush - but with what we thought looked like little cauliflowers at the end of each branch. Turns out that it is Shiny Cassinia (Cassinia longifolia) - otherwise known as Cauliflower Bush!
Lacebark - Brachychiton discolor. Not native to Gippsland - usually up in NSW/QLD. King parrots love it! 14/2/16
6/10/15 Broad-leaved bitter pea (Daviesia latifolia).
Gum that started flowering in January. Probably a ficifolia. 3/2/2016
A gum with really silver new leaves and cream flowers. 14/2/16
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa - Mealy Stringybark?
3/10/15 & 4/10/16 Found this at the top of the easement - maybe Swamp paper-bark (Melaleuca ericifolia)?
Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) - this is the first one to flower at our place - in July. There is only one tree that I've seen at our whole place and it is near the house, making me think it has been planted and isn't local?
Up next is Sallow Wattle - it flowers late July/August and there is a lot of it around.
Prickly Moses (Acacia verticillata) starts flowering in August, although this photo was taken on 10/10/15
This one is Blackwood Wattle (Acacia melanoxylon) which is supposed be a great fire retardant. It starts flowering in August.
Spreading wattle? (Acacia genistifolia)
We sometimes see foam coming out of trees - this was a wattle tree that had lost a branch. Apparently this happens when it rains a lot. The tree exudes compounds called saponins - natural wetting agents that enable water to penetrate the soil?
Um...... Something is blocking the driveway! 15/3/16