Bees & Bugs, Flowers

Eucalyptus platypus

This lovely pale green blossom is borne by the Eucalyptus platypus, a small tree native to Western Australia. We have one in our service road along with the other native plantings. Also known as Platypus Gum, Moort, or Round-leaved Moort.

2015 12 dec 520 beewings

 

2015 12 dec 520 064

This might be a bee, some do have a red abdomen – perhaps a reed bee.

 

The platypus gum is putting on a good show this year. The blossoms sport richer colouring, thus more obvious to the eye against the backdrop of their leathery leaves. I love the claw-like cluster of pods.

Images taken this morning on my walk. (Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone)

Have a good day. 🙂

Advertisements
Standard

4 thoughts on “Eucalyptus platypus

  1. I was staggered when I found out there were so many. It does look like the reed bee pictured on the bee site I look at. And that big-eyed bee I pictured days ago turns out to have wasp-like markings and is a hover-fly! Once I uploaded the photos to my PC, I could see properly. Have a good evening, Sue. 🙂

    Like

Tell me what you're thinking.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s