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!
I couldn’t really get a picture that gave a sense of scale.
These were huge trees with many little leaves.
Luckily for me, they had dropped twigs and leaves on the ground below…
And later… into the dye pot they went!
Lovely–and justly famous as a dye plant, I think.
2 responses to “Eucalyptus Nicholii”
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!
It’s such a special place! Thankyou.