A Walk in the Gardens

Weather-wise, Easter Saturday was perfect. So while visiting the city of Hamilton in western Victoria a visit to the Botanic Gardens was a pleasant experience.

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The restored Gardener’s Cottage – Hamilton Botanic Gardens

 

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Autumn

In Australia, today (1st March) is the official start of autumn.

One of my favourite trees for autumn colour, known in Australia as the Lipstick Tree,  or October Glory (Acer rubrum). It is a native tree of North America. The following photos were taken at the Colac Botanic Gardens, over the past couple of autumns.

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Pin-cushion Hakea

The Pin-cushion Hakea (Hakea laurina) is a superb Australia Native Plant endemic to South-west Australia, however is grown widely throughout Australia and overseas.

The following photographs are of the flower of this small tree.

Pin-cushion Hakea

Pin-cushion Hakea

Meaning of the name: Hakea laurina

Hakea: after the 20th century botanist Baron von Hake.

laurina: because of the laurel like leaves.

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Dahlias in the Gardens

The following photos were taken during a recent walk through the Colac Botanic Gardens.

 

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Magnolia grandiflora

One of my favourite flowers is the Magnolia grandiflora, or Southern Magnolia. This tree, a member of the family Magnoliaceae, is native to the southeastern United States.

This photograph was taken a couple of days ago at the Colac Botanic Gardens.

Southern Magnolia

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Dingy Swallowtail

The following photograph is of a Dingy Swallowtail (Papilio anactus) I snapped a few days ago at the Williamstown Botanic Gardens.

Dingy Swallowtail

The Dingy Swallowtail is also known as the Dainty Swallowtail and the Small Citrus Butterfly. The male has a wing span of 67mm, while the female has a span of 72mm. The female has a larger abdominal size.

Dingy Swallowtails are active from November through to April. It is native to Australia.

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