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Flannel Flower, Actinotus helianthi by Michael John

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Actinotus helianthi, known as the Flannel Flower, is a common sight in bushland around Sydney, Australia.

The cream flowers have a downy hair, rather like a flannel in texture.

Flowering occurs in spring and may be profuse after bushfires.

Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia.

Canon 400D.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Michael!

  • Thank for that Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Kath Whitchurch
    Kath Whitchurchover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Michael – I grew up with these around me at our holiday house at RedRock!!

  • I have tried to grow a few times without success. Thanks for commenting.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. It’s an amazing flower.

  • It is one of my favourites. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Mike.

  • Thank you Warren.

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago


  • Thanks Gav.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 3 years ago

    Nice – did you know it is the emblem for mental health?

  • No, I didn’t so that it is interesting. Thanks.

    – Michael John

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks for the fave!

    – Michael John

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainover 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen a flannel flower … nicely presented here.

    • Coy
  • They are one of my favourite flowers, and thanks for your fave!

    – Michael John

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Larry

    – Michael John

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