All the dumb things

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Ficifolia in blossom

Posted by razzbuffnik on April 17, 2007

This is a photograph of the Corymbia ficifolia (Red Flowering Gum) that is blossoming in my back yard at the moment.

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Usually the ficifolia blossoms in January but it seems to be confused lately because it blossomed in December and then it blossomed again in March and is still in blossom

This tree is good bird attracter as each flower has an abundance of nectar.  The ficifolia has so much nectar in it’s blossoms that I can see puddles of nectar that have dripped onto my patio in the morning with all the ants having a feed on it. 

Quite often the wattle birds (Anthochaera carnunculata) come within 2 metres of me, to feed on them in the morning while I’m reading the newspaper and having my coffee.

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