After uploading a couple of rusty metallic images, I thought I might add something lighter & more colourful to break up the pattern a bit.
Photographed with a Canon 400D at Lawson in the Blue Mountains of Australia.
It’s botanical name is Isopogon anemonifolius.
Distribution: Eastern New South Wales (Australia)in heath, open forest and woodland.
Common Name: Broad-leaved drumsticks.
Derivation of Name: Isopogon…From Greek isos, equal and pogon, a beard, referring to the equal length hairs on the fruit.
anemonifolius…having foliage like the genus Anemone.
Conservation Status: Not considered to be at risk in the wild.
Isopogon anemonifolius is a small to medium shrub from about 0.5 to 2 metres in height by a similar width. The leaves may be up to 100mm long and are divided into many linear segments. The yellow flowers occur in late spring and early summer, conspicuously displayed on the ends of the branches. The flower clusters are around 35 mm in diameter and are followed by the spherical (barrel-shaped) seed pods which remain on the plant for an indefinite period.
Wildflowers of the World, Apr 2012.
Protaceae Family, May 2012.
Art By Bubble Hosts, Mar 2013.
202 views as of July 18, 2012.