Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mountain Devil - Lambertia formosa

We took an off-road track for a short way as it began to gently rain. We stopped to stalk some honeyeaters we noticed flying off from this Mountain Devil (Lambertia formosa). Its woody seed capsule looks remarkably like a horned head, giving this shrub its name.


BetteJo said...

I like it when you go out on these treks. You bring home the best stuff!

kj said...

wow--this is just beautiful, lavender. it reminds me totally of christmas.

Lavender said...

BetteJo Oh how I wish - wait till you see the fringe lily - why arent I devious enough to keep a bucket and spade in the car???

KJ Cool! I hadnt thought of that - but they are VERY christmas-y ideed :)