Native Thornapple (Datura leichhardtii) flowering in creek bed in Copley, Flinders Ranges.
The Senna family, known commonly as Cassias, typically begin to flower in late winter, setting off the spring flowering in the Flinders Ranges. This year Limestone Cassias at Aroona Dam Sanctuary are flowering in mid-February.Continue reading “Limestone Cassia flowering out of season”
The Australian Painted Lady, known for mass southerly migration in Spring, seen here in Blinman in late January after an unusually mild summer. Detailed information on these butterflies can be found on the Butterfly Conservation SA website.
The Mexican Poppy ( Argemone ochroleuca ssp. ochroleuca) is a rapidly colonising annual forb seen in waterways of the Northern Flinders Ranges. Seen here flowering at Aroona Dam Sanctuary in December.
Australian Lesser Wanderer Butterfly (Danaus petilia) feeding on Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) at Wilpena Pound.
Marsdenia australis, also known as the bush banana, native pear or Mayaka, is a climber producing edible fruit. Flowering in the Flinders Ranges in December.
Desert Cassia (Senna Coriacea) seeding in December in the Flinders Ranges.