Acacia victoriae is prolific in the Flinders Ranges, seeding profusely following summer. The seeds can be ground into an edible flour.Continue reading “Acacia Victoriae seeding”
Athel Pine, Tamarix aphylla, is an introduced species from Africa. A highly successful coloniser in saline waterways, Athel Pine is further proliferating with every wet season along the inlet and surrounding flood plains of Copley Retention Dam, growing into thickets along the shoreline. Seen flowering in May.
Acacia beckleri, also known as Beckler’s Rock Wattle or the Barrier Range Wattle, seeding in the central Flinders Ranges in early Summer.
Quandong (Santalum acuminatum) in flower in December in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Quandongs produce edible fruit between August and October.
Alectryon oleifolius flowering in the sand dunes west of Wilpena Pound. Also known as Rosewood, Rosebush, Cattle-bush, Dogwood.
River Redgum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) seedlings growing in a creek bed at Warraweena, five months after flooding rains.
Tree Martin seen feeding on insects in flight and returning regularly to a nest in the high hollow of a Eucalyptus tree, Arkaroola.
The highly localised and somewhat ethereal Balcanoona Wattle is not easy to spot in the bush but fortunately can be viewed in a garden plantation at Arkaroola Village.
Curly Mallee (Eucalyptus Gillii) growing in high stands at the Pinnacles, Arkaroola.Continue reading “Curly Mallee: Arkaroola”
Eucalyptus socialis seen in limestone soils around the Flinders Ranges.Continue reading “Red Mallee”