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.