Redcliffe Pier

Monday, July 27, 2009

Australia's National Flower is in Bloom

I walk past this beautiful Acacia Tree every morning but without a camera. Unfortunately it was late in the shady afternoon when I had my camera with me and it is hard to see the Wattle flowers. The Wattle is Australia's national emblem and there are many different varieties.

The whole tree


Tree top


Closer. Can you see the little yellow balls?


It has narrow green leaves


The green and gold of our national sporting teams.


15 comments:

  1. Oh I remember, they are beautilful and it seems that the blooming is as rich as in Sweden this year. I got some seeds from Oz but it's hard to acclimate :-(. However I got a very very small plant that I'm hoping is a Gum tree. Now I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it is what I hope. Would be wonderful in that case
    /Christina, Sweden

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  2. What a beautiful tree, I think I have never seen such a tree !

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  3. Great pictures, pity the blossoms are not out longer.

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  4. Do they have a fragrance? Beautiful pictures and although I "think" I've heard of the Acadia tree, I never knew the flower's name!

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  5. It always brings the thrill of approaching Spring time when the first wattle flowers are seen. There's actually such a wide variety of Acacias that they can be flowering at any time of year, but the Golden Wattle is so welcome in August.

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  6. Very pretty. I wondered if they have a wonderful smell also.

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  7. "HB" - "Yellow MellowJuly 28, 2009 at 7:42 AM

    Well now! I think I'll don my favourite attire and go sit out under the one just up the street - yellow cap, yellow jumper, yellow shirt, yellow socks and underneath yellow - just hope Bill Welbourne doesn't drive past!!!!

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  8. Yellow Mellow:
    I wish I had a good photo of you in your yellow gear and I would post it on the Yellow Mellow Monday Meme. Did you click the Mellow Yellow Monday logo? It will take you to many more Yellow Mellow posts.

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  9. The wonderful, golden wattles make a great show. It is said there is for every month one to flower. My first wattles I planted were the Cootamundra wattles. Every spring they put on a fragrant show. It was a super small tree in my farm garden. Sometimes they were affected by borers and collapsed, but they grew easily and quickly from seed again.

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  10. That is a beautiful tree, those little yellow blooms are so pretty. I think this was asked about but does it have a scent?
    A very mellow yellow.

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  11. Wattle doesn't have a strong scent it is hard to describe. It reminds me of the smell we experience when walking through the Australian bush (forests)It is a mixture of eucalyptus, acacia, and melaleuca etc.

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  12. Wow Mum they are great photos! That must be the new camera right? Beautiful! Did you press any of the blooms this year?
    Love
    Carol

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  13. So this is the wattle! We have those here too, in Southern California, but I did not know their name!

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  14. What great photos Diane, you are very talented!

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