Suburban Gardens of Brisbane: Winter edition

I posted once before on the flowers blooming in Brisbane (QLD, Australia), but all of those photos were from the Australian summer (i.e. November/December).  Things bloom all year round in Brisbane, so I thought I’d share some of the plants from a winter perspective today (in honour of the Australian winter).

Silky Oak (Grevillea sp.)

Silky Oak (Grevillea sp.)

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Casuarina

Casuarina

Casuarinas are actually angiosperms, even though they look like gymnosperms!

Casuarinas are actually angiosperms, even though they look like gymnosperms!

Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea)

Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea)

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"gum nuts"

“gum nuts”

Gum tree

Gum tree

Another Grevillea sp.

Another Grevillea sp.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

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Eucalypt!

Eucalypt!

Eucalypt means true covering and refers to the operculum that covers the flower

Eucalypt means true covering and refers to the operculum that covers the flower

Staghorn fern

Staghorn fern

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Foxtail palm (Wodyetia sp.)

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Wattle…there are no leaves on this tree! Wattles have specially flattened leaf petioles called “phyllodes”

Eucalypt

Eucalypt

Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Thyme honeymyrtle (isn't that a great name?)

Thyme honeymyrtle (isn’t that a great name?)

Black wattle

Black wattle

Wattle flowers up close

Wattle flowers up close

Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea) invasive

Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea) invasive

Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) invasive

Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) invasive

Salvia

Salvia

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Eucalypt

Eucalypt

Some ornamental pea

Some ornamental pea

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Queensland Silver Wattle

Queensland Silver Wattle

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Mother of millions (invasive)

Mother of millions (invasive)

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Orchid tree

Orchid tree

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Wattle

Wattle

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