|Silver Tea-tree, Leptospermum multicaule, a low sprawling shrub which produces|
a superb massed flowering - it's just beginning.
|Slender Oxalis, Oxalis exilis; there has been debate about whether this is a|
native species, but the current feeling is that it is.
|a Bush Pea, Pultenea procumbens.|
|Candles, Stackhousia monogyna; John Stackhouse was an early 19th century|
Cornish seaweed specialist! (Please don't ask me the connection...)
|Trigger Plant, Stylidium graminifolium; the bent-back columns will whip over|
when an insect touches the sensitive triggers on the flower tube, delivering or
collecting pollen. Full story another day - it's a beauty!
|Black Mountain Donkey Orchid, Diuris nigromontana; believed to be endemic to the Australian Capital Territory,|
and just to a few hills near the city, though here it is abundant. nigromontana is of course Latin for Black Mountain!
|Musky Caps Stegostyla moschata, one of several superficially very similar|
white finger-orchids (also called Caladenia).
|Waxlip Orchid (also known as Parson-in-the-Pulpit) Glossodia major; a favourite of mine,which can form huge|
colonies, but I do like the Salticid (Jumping Spider) lurking on the petal waiting for an unwary pollinator.