Little Plant Shop of Horrors

Thursday, January 26, 2006

An Australian Adventure(Part 1)

Hey there, the shop's not out of business yet! I may have been away for a while, but that's to be expected. Of course, I wouldn't just leave the shop for any reason. I've been scouting the plants in Sydney, Australia! Here's part 1 of my Australian Botanical Adventure, wild Sundews at Smith's lake:

These guys are really cool, huh? Check out that red colouration...and so many, growing in the wild. They're a really happy population. So happy, some even consider them as weeds, heh.

This little one's hiding in the grass...

Here's a close up on one...and its going to flower soon too!

Here's the flower...a nice pink one. Not all Sundews have pink ones though.

Same flower, slightly different angle.

Tis just the season for it I guess. Most Temperate Sundews flower in summer. Interestingly, in the wild, few Sundews die after flowering. This isn't the case for most Sundews in captivity...Venus Fly Traps too for that matter.

Well, till flickr gives me more bandwidth, look forward to part 2 of my Australian Adventure!