20 Dec 2013

Festive Season Foliage

The holly and the ivy?  In WA it's the parasite and the jacaranda.

These trees start blooming from late October and always signal to me that the end of year celebrations are about to begin.

This is the WA Christmas Tree, so called because it blooms just before Christmas.  It is parasitic and sends out roots to tap into the roots of other trees.

Close up of flowers:  it looks a bit ragged as I shot it rather late in the season.

I remember jacarandas to have yellow flowers in Singapore and Malaysia, but here they're purple.  Here's one in the backyard of an old Ozzie cottage.  Again, I was too late in the season with this.

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