Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 1

Fringe Lily, Thysanotus tuberosus 

Here in Australia it’s early summer and already the scorching hot, dry days are setting in. I escape the heat for a walk in nearby Bangadilly National Park, where closer inspection of the ground cover reveals an array of wildflowers.  

Many are small, intricate forms less than a centimetre in diameter. I wonder how they can survive the heat, sheltered only by the sparse shade of shrubs and native trees. 

I feel privileged to live right across the road from such beautiful hidden treasures, and happily souvenir a collection of photos, so I can enlarge them, research their names and observe their beauty in greater detail when I return home. 

It makes me appreciate the natural world’s diversity, and wonder about our place in it. 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 2

Bangadilly National Park is located at Canyonleigh, in the New South Wales Southern Highlands of Australia. It is described as a dry sclerophyll forest, having low rainfall and poor soil nutrition. Plants typically have hard, narrow or spiky leaves to help them cope with the poor growing conditions.

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 3Spike Wattle, Acacia oxycedrus 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 4Ozothamnus diosmifolium 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 5Silky Purple Flag, Pattersonia sericea 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 6Hyacinth Orchid, Dipodium punctatum 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 7Swamp wattle, Acacia retinodes 

Summer Wildflowers of Bangadilly, Australia 8Wild Fuschia, Correa

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