Heading north for the desert floriade lots of little flowers showed
their pretty faces as soon as we reached the southern Flinder's
Ranges. A sprig of blue near Hawker,
and the first of the tiny, 6"high, Statice in the palest of blue
against the red desert soil.
There I was, about to be erudite and tell you all the botanical
names and the great big tome on native plants I just bought
turned out to be a dud!
This one I know without a book, Solanum petrophilum.
This is one I know all too well since it is a common weed on
our farm and is the flower in my header, Echium plantagenium.
The really exciting flowers will start next week.
All photos enlarge as usual.
Our trip to the drylands in a wet season was amazing in many
ways among the high points were the flowers.
Thanks to TODAY'S FLOWERS we can all share our floral experiences.