My pineapple in full bloom
It’s not really summer ‘til the Nymphaea flowers pop up. Way up. You’ll find the likes of ‘Denver’ (this one right here), ‘Clyde Ikins’, and ‘Moon Dance’ water lily cultivars poking their heads above the waterline in our Conservatory pools, with more to follow in a flurry of whites, yellows, purples, and pinks.
This means the lotus can’t be far behind. —MN
Sarracenia in the carnivorous plant bog at Cady’s Falls Nursery
Caper flower, Caper bush or Flinders rose (Capparis spinosa). The buds are eaten as capers. A plant originnaly endemic to East Africa, Madagascar, south-western and Central Asia, the Mediterranean, the Himalayas, the Pacific Islands, Indomalaya and Australia.Pictures by Emilio Dellepiane and Erwin BolwidtYay, capers!
Closeups of tiny Mycena fungi. This species is (as yet) unidentified and is about 1cm high, though specimens do reach 2-3cm high and up to 4mm across the cap.
The hairs are infertile cells that appear to discourage predation by insects or small animals.
These were found near Booyong in northern NSW and are the first of this group of fungi that have been found in Australia.
Fungi [kingdom] → Basidiomycota [division] → Agaricomycetes [class] →
Agaricales [order] → Mycenaceae [family] → Mycena [genus]
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