FOTD – August 27 – Geraldton Wax bush (Chamelaucium uncinatum)

The Western Australian native plant, the Geraldton Wax(flower) begins to bud in the middle of Winter, when the coldest weather has begun, and blooms before Spring can get started in July/August.

This usually means there can be many days when the buds and fine needle-like leaves can be covered either in morning raindrops or heavy dew. Add some low-rising morning Sunlight and you get a bush covered in ‘diamonds’ shining brightly.

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - diamond bush1Who needs to put lights on their Christmas tree? 🙂

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As the weather begins to warm a little the buds begin to open out and the bush becomes covered in little pink 5 petalled ‘stars’. :-).

lovewillbringustogether - diamond bush3.The metal arch is 8 feet (2.4m) high!)

Turns out the flowers and leaves are edible! I’ll have to try some and report back, although i suspect not many of my readers will have a supply of their own to try.

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lovewillbringustogether - diamond bush5Good enough to eat! 🙂

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 27, 2019 – Dahlia

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10 comments

    • Thanks Spike!

      I took some photo’s of Aussie native flowers at a ‘new’ lake near my home recently. I’ll be posting them in the coming week. I don’t think you will have seen much like them either! 😉

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