|Aylmer Bourke Lambert, courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London.|
|Mountain Devil Lambertia formosa, Nowra, New South Wales.|
The typical tube flowers with rolled-back perianth tubes and spiky leaves are evident here.
|Mountain Devil? The answer to that lies in the spectacular woody seed capsules, |
often used as toys and sold as souvenirs, suitably (or not!) decorated.
|Like many heathland plants, Mountain Devils resprout after fire from underground shoots.|
|Chittick, Lambertia inermis, Cape Le Grande National Park, southern Western Australia.|
|Many-flowered Honeysuckle Lambertia multiflora. The common name is taken directly from the species name, but neither is very helpful as it is not generally possessed of more flowers per head than other species.|