Sunday, 6 April 2014

Eucalyptus erythrocorys

This lovely eucalyptus tree catches my eye each time I drive past on the way from the shops daily. It has such brilliant colour with its spectacular yellow blooms, almost like waxy pom-poms. Not only are its flowers singing with colour but the gum nut cover or bright red operculum jump out in vibrant reds and orange in amongst the long slender green-grey leaves. On top of all that spectacular colour is added a swag of large bell like shaped gum nuts/

What a spectacular tree!

Botanical name Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Common name  Illyarrie
Height 3 meters

Very popular with the rainbow lorikeets in the neighbourhood!

Doesnt nature put forth some noteworthy colour?

1 comment:

  1. Yes....nature get's it spot on everytime. Lovely photos, Monique.


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