Archive for the ‘Botanical Sciences’ Category


Saturday, August 18th, 2007

The feral freesias are all budded out but not yet opened. This is the latest I can remember them appearing. The very cold winter has taken its toll. In 2005 they were out by the 28th of July, but that was a warm winter. In 2004, they were out by ...

Miniature Garden

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

minature garden Originally uploaded by yewenyi. While geocaching on Sunday, in Berowra, c.j.b. noticed a tiny garden growing in a tree stump. I've never seen such minute flowering plants. They were only 1cm tall. Edit: They may not be flowering plants but lichens. ...

Seen On A Stem

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Seen On A Stem Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. This photo was accepted into "The Secret Life Of Plants" pool on Flickr. I still think that fungus looks like testicles...

Ice-cream bean

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

I've got to get me one of these: Ice-cream bean (Inga edulis) A large nitrogen fixing tree which produces bean pods up to 1 metre long which contain sweet, juicy, white pulp that has a soft cotton wool texture and tastes of vanilla ice-cream. Comes from Central and Southern America. I wonder ...

Kew Gardens

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Apologies about the delay in getting this up. There are more photos in this post than any other post I've made and they took some time to upload and organize. A whole week, in fact. I went to Kew Gardens last Sunday. *** In hindsight it wasn't a good idea to go ...

What Herb Are You?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

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