A couple of days ago, we were there just after dawn, a wonderful time to enjoy the plant and birdlife. This beautiful flower, which reminds me of lily of the valley, is an Australian native, Blueberry Ash, Elaeocarpus reticulatus. There are a number of them in the park and they are all a mass of flowers at the moment.
It is a small, very hardy tree; the specimens in the park are about 15 to 18 foot high. The tiny flowers are followed by beautiful, blue berries, which are very popular with the local birdlife.
|It is easy to see why its common name is Fairy Petticoats.|