Thursday, February 27, 2014

Orange Spade Flower at Rogers Reserve Highfields 26/02/2014

This lovely orange flat flower is named Spade Flower (Hybanthus stellarioides). It is a perennial herb that has slender wiry stems.  Orange or yellow spade like shaped flowers emerge in September-February.  It is mostly found in shaded areas.  The Spade Flower is found in a variety of locations within the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields and can often be seen near the edges of the nature trail.


Spade Flower (Hybanthus stellarioides) at Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields. 26/02/14
Spade Flower (Hybanthus stellarioides)

Showing how small the orange flower of the Spade Flower is.

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