This calendar has been prepared for the wonderful bush care volunteers who maintain this beautiful area that contains approximately 400 species of plants native to the southern Sydney area, Many of these plants are listed as rare and endangered.
The flowers contained in this calendar vary in size from a minimum of 10 mm (less than half an inch) to a maximum of about 50 mm (about 2 inches).
All photos were taken hand held in situ using natural light.
The plants in this calendar and the actual size of the flowers in millimeters are as follows.
Cover (top row);
Dampiera stricta (Blue Dampiera) 30mm
Ricinocarpos pinifolius (Wedding Bush) 20 mm
Cover (middle row);
Tetratheca ericifolia (Black-eyed Susan) 10 mm
Pultenaea stipularis (Fine-leaf Bush Pea) 30mm
Kunzea capitata 20 mm
Cover (bottom row);
Grevillea longifolia 50 mm
Hybanthus monopetalus (Lady’s Slipper) 10mm
January Orchid Caladenia catenata (Lady’s Fingers) 30 mm
February Actinotus minor (Lesser Flannel Flower) 5 – 12 mm
March Hardenbergia violacea (False sarsaparilla) 10 mm
April Patersonia sericea (Native Iris) 30 – 40 mm
May Grevillea longifolia 50 mm
June Euromyrtus ramosissima (Rosy Heath-Myrtle) 6 – 10 mm
July Eriostemon Australasius 20 mm
August Dianella caerulea (Flax Lily) 7 – 12 mm
September Isopogon anemonifolius (Drumsticks) 25 – 40 mm
October Grevillea buxifolia (Grey Spider Plant) 10 – 20 mm
November Dillwynia retorta (Egg & Bacon) 4 – 12 mm
December Thelymitra ixioides (Spotted Sun Orchid) 20 mm