The edible Salty Ice Plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, flowering in Beltana in Spring.
Asphodelus fistulosus, Onion Weed, seen throughout the Flinders Ranges, dies back into vivid orange in Spring.
Devil’s Claw (Ibicella Lutea) seedpod seen in Warioota Creek, Northern Flinders Ranges.
A thriving Senecio magnificus, also known as Showy Groundsel or Perennial Yellow-top, extending into the branches of an Acacia Victoriae.
Fruiting Three-spined Poverty Bush, Scleroleana tricupis, thriving in the salty damp banks of Copley Retention Dam.Continue reading “Three-spined Poverty Bush”
The Red Horned Poppy (Glaucium corniculatum) is a weed species appearing in the Flinders Ranges.
Some Chenopods in the Flinders Ranges take on a winter blush of pinks, reds and purples.
The Wanderer, or Monarch, Butterfly introduced to Copley in the Northern Flinders Ranges by a local lepidopterist landing on the stunning Sturt’s Desert Pea in June.
The tiny male Mistletoe Bird has a distinct high pitched call and scarlet breast plumage similar in colour to the mistletoe flower. Seen here feasting on mistletoe fruits in June in the Northern Flinders Ranges, he will then excrete the sticky seeds onto branches of nearby native plants, enabling the semi parasitic mistletoe to germinate and embed into the branches of host plants.Continue reading “Mistletoe Bird”
The edible Salty Ice Plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, has distinct glistening glands seen here on the banks of a flooded creek bed near Marree.