I found this little yellow flower while in Port Stephens. It was growing beside a bush track that lead to the beach.
Sunday Stills: What is That #Aroma
If you happen to come across a Stinkhorn Fungus, Aseroe rubra, at first you may not notice anything strange. Then perhaps there could be some flies buzzing about. They are the fungi pollinators.
A Stinkhorn or Starfish fungi, starts out like an egg shaped thing which is the fruit emerging from the ground and then gradually opens up. After it bursts its way through the ground, the fruiting body also oozes out a gelatinous goop known as gleba, which contains the Stinkhorn’s spores. Apparently the gleba smells like the dead, rotting flesh of animals or dung. These smelly mucus mass are full of spores at the base of their arms.
Instead of a music video here is one of the Stinkhorn Fungi opening in time lapse plus a bit of history
Terri’s Sunday Stills: Fabulous Seasonal #Florals
Just a few of the flowers that are flowering in my garden this month.
A Coleus is not really a flower but is wonderful colour in the garden
A small native Australian shrub and I have forgotten the name. Lovely small flowers about 12mm across
The Salvias flower all the time. They are great as the attract butterflies and bees to my garden, especially Blue-banded Bees
This one could be “Love and Wishes”
Probably “Purple Majesty”
“Love and Wishes” again
One of my all time favourites in my garden “Cats Whiskers”
There are lots more, some I am saving for Changing Seasons and some for another post
Also for Cee’s FOTD
A native Australian water plant – Water Snowflake Nymphoides indica
Following on from Cee’s blue Iris today, here is my blue flower for today, an Agapanthus
Going back to October 2013. Includes a tiny Crab Spider peeking out