September 2 - 8, 2012: Issue 74      

Hilltop to Estuary - Flowering now 

From Hilltop to Estuary edge and in between early Spring brings the first of the new wildflowers as those that overlap Winter and Spring finish. Seen this week at estuary edge and up high are those like the Bush peas Pulteneas while along the shorelines the mangroves are budding and flowering.

Between Hilltop and Estuary edge 

 Pultenea - Yellow Bush Pea species found only in Australia

 Hilltop - Stapleton Reserve 


Climbing Guinea Flower, Hibbertia scandens 

Images by A J Guesdon, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

 Bayview and Careel Bay Wetlands

In Pittwater wetlands the dominant tree species is Grey Mangrove Avicennia marina.  River Mangrove Aegiceras corniculatum, buds, flowers and fruits are also common on the landward fringes.  Shown here are the bud, flower and fruits. Australian mangrove forests comprise 41 plant species from 19 families, which is approximately half the world's mangrove species. 

 Last of the Winter Wattle