I was fascinated by many of the plants I saw in SoutheasternAustralia, from interestingly shaped seed pods and husks, to vibrantly colored and textured tree barks.
This is Golden Wattle, Australia’s floral emblem.
I think these little purple flowers were so interesting, they looked like half flowers, missing the other side.
I love how these look like corn cobs on a bush.
Seems like there are a lot of spiky, bristle shaped flowers on bushes and trees.
This is a bottle brush after the flowers have fallen off.
and an Australian pine.
Such a cute little cone, about an inch and a half long.
Quite a few trees and bushes looked familiar to me since Eucalyptus grow very well in California,
but there were some types that I had never seen before.
Look at this amazing tree bark!
This one had a pearlescent golden color.
One fascinating fact about many trees in Australia, like Eucalyptus, is that they need fire to thrive.
This trees exterior bark is blackened from fire
on many you can see so much sap bubbled up on the surface its clear they must ignite like torches.
It looks like beautiful golden amber.
So many beautiful shapes and colors.