Eucalyptus Nicholii

On a public holiday some time back, I had a picnic in the Wittunga botanical gardens with a friend.  It was an overcast day, and my phone was in for repair, so I took my Mum’s old camera.  In case it isn’t obvious, I am apologising for the quality of the photos.   Last time I went there thinking about dye plants was a long time ago.  This time, we parked and almost as soon as I stepped out, I could see that there were trees that could be E Nicholii all around the carpark.  They were indeed E Nicholii and they were many and very large!

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I couldn’t really get a picture that gave a sense of scale.

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These were huge trees with many little leaves.

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Luckily for me, they had dropped twigs and leaves on the ground below…

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And later… into the dye pot they went!

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Lovely–and justly famous as a dye plant, I think.

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Filed under Dye Plants, Eucalypts, Leaf prints

2 responses to “Eucalyptus Nicholii

  1. Wittunga is a great place to walk. It’s near my in-laws place and we often go there when we visit Adelaide. The E nicholli yields beautiful colour!

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