It has been raining in Brisbane on and off for the last week or so and this morning I woke up to beautiful sunshine. Here are some pictures of the native trees and shrubs in bloom.
|Rain Forest Tree|
|Rain Forest Tree – Ice Cream Tree. The flesh of the large seed pods taste like Vanilla Ice Cream|
|New growth on a small leaf Lilly Pilly|
|The Powder Puff Lilly Pilly ready to explode with pink ballet skirt flowers|
|Native thicket bush in flower|
|Not a Native but a great tree – Neem tree|
|Silky Oak in flower|
|White Callistemon aka Bottle Brush|
|Broader leaf Lilli Pilly flower|
|The Flame Tree in Seed|
|Native Frangipani about to bloom. It will have tiny cream and yellow flowers with a heavenly fragrance.|
|My Sage in Flower.|
In Brisbane, the three most prominent trees – Silky Oak, Flame Tree and Jacaranda all flower in sequence so there is a blaze of yellow, red and purple from September to December. Jacaranda flowering always heralds the start of November exams for students.