Leucospermum glabrum x L.tottum (Scarlet Ribbon)

I love the fantastic spherical bloom of this protea. I spent ages looking at this and marvelling at the structure, the perfection, the beauty. When viewed large you can see the intricate scarlet twirls pressed into the sphere like ribbons in a corsage – gorgeous.

This Scarlet Ribbon plant is a genus of plant in the Proteaceae family, native to South Africa. It also grows well in the Western Australian climate. Photo Taken in the foothills of Perth, Western Australia.


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I live in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is rugged, remote and ancient. I love to capture moments that we may easily miss or pass by. I need to slow down, live life, notice the little things and breathe….. rather than rush to my next meeting through the artificial world. Beauty is all around us, the more you look, the more you see…
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  • kaysharp
    kaysharpalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Akrotiri,
    Wonderful shot! These Proteas are such sculptural plants and should be given honorary Aussie status.It must be something to do with the Southern Hemisphere, but they could well be natives and seem to grow happily beside Waratahs.
    Best Wishes,

  • Thanks Kaysharp – yes I totally agree! They are fantastic plants and grow so well in our conditions.

    – Akrotiri

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you Ann

    – Akrotiri

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