But although this variety don't grow locally, just a few blocks away from the markets, in the City Botanic Gardens, the Queensland rainforest native Tree Waratah, Alloxylon flammeum, was ablaze of flowers.
|This pink one, Tabebuia rosea ,is in Brisbane's City Botanical Gardens but they are in flower all over the city.|
|One of its common names is the orchid tree, but the flower reminds me more of an azalea.|
|This white bauhinia was on campus at Queensland University.|
|Another visitor to campus was this handsome currawong in the still-bare branches of a frangipani. I think this would make a great subject for a lino-print.|
|It is easy to see why its common name is Fairy Petticoats.|