Following on from my previous post, here is a selection of photos from Kosciuszko National Park. I have tried to find the names of the plants, but not always been successful. For all the background information, go to my previous post
Climbing a very steep slope on the Nicholl Gorge walk from the Blue Waterhole. Under the large rock behind me was a cave.
A small cave can be seen among the rocks
Cave Creek opening out into a wide, shallow bend
A tree I can’t identify – assuming its a eucalyptus, it has a smooth, shiny, bumpy surface
A very old snowgum, burnt out in the fires
Patterns made by moth larva, under the bark of a scribbly gum
There were masses of these everlasting flowers to be seen
A tiny orchid – Eriochilus Cucullatus or parson’s bands. It was well hidden under a tree, so unfortunately not a good photo
Maybe a pimelea … but I think they generally have 4 petals
Another unidentified flower
Waxy Bluebell – there were large numbers of these in shady areas.
This is a close up of massed flowerheads. I would guess it is a kind of yarrow, but cannot find confirmation. There was a creamy white version too.
An enormous seed head, about 10-12 cm across, from a salsify plant.