Riding along the railway corridor near Oaklands railway station, I passed one striking red-flowered tree I didn’t recognise and kept pedalling, but when I saw a second, I pulled over. Here’s the tree.
The flowers were especially striking: bright red, with stamens curling back up and around the base of the fruit. The bud caps are bright red, coming to a pointed tip.
Quite a sight.
In her book Eco Colour, India Flint argues that eco-prints are a good way to test potential dye plants using minimal leaf material, and she is, of course, right. On the right, E Erythronema var Erythronema. Not much of a dye specimen. On the left, leaves from another E Scoparia, I believe.
4 responses to “Eucalyptus Erythronema var Erythronema”
The buds and flowers are both so unique and beautiful.
I’m glad you think so too. My parents were also impressed.
thank you for the kind mention!
You are entirely welcome!