Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Wattle Day

Acacia suaveolens
 Sweet Acacia (drawing by Kathleen McArthur)
I was reminded that it was Wattle Day after watching the evening news. Members of our caretaker government were wearing a sprig of wattle in their lapels. So Spring is here and it's warm, humid and a thunderstorm is forecast for tomorrow.....
This is one of my favourite wattles. It is found all along the east coast usually close to the sea. It lives up to its name by having a very sweet perfume but flowers during June/July and then forms bluish purple seed pods which are quite decorative.

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