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The Turner bluebell wood

By johnboy - 15 April 2013 5

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While out on the Turner greenspace (where Sullivans Creek settles before meeting ANU) I came across our floral emblem, the Royal Bluebell, doing rather well thank you very much.

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The Turner bluebell wood
poptop 1:13 pm 15 Apr 13

When I think how many tourists I have lied to. 🙁

Beau Locks 12:57 pm 15 Apr 13

Starrie said :

Hate to be a party pooper, but that looks like the Australian Bluebell (Wahlenbergia Stricta) rather than the Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia Gloriosa).

The Australian Bluebell is much more common and is often mistaken for the Royal Bluebell.

The Royal Bluebell is a much deeper Violet colour, has different leaves (More rounded and wavy rather than bladelike) and is shorter. It can be seen up in Namadgi or at the Botanic Gardens. It’s a bit hot and dry for it to grow wild down here.

Lovely photo though and still beautiful Australian Native flowers.

That’s exactly what I was thinking. Lovely tho.

poetix 8:53 am 15 Apr 13

Surely it’s the Centenary Bluebell Celebration!

Lovely photo.

Starrie 7:01 am 15 Apr 13

Hate to be a party pooper, but that looks like the Australian Bluebell (Wahlenbergia Stricta) rather than the Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia Gloriosa).

The Australian Bluebell is much more common and is often mistaken for the Royal Bluebell.

The Royal Bluebell is a much deeper Violet colour, has different leaves (More rounded and wavy rather than bladelike) and is shorter. It can be seen up in Namadgi or at the Botanic Gardens. It’s a bit hot and dry for it to grow wild down here.

Lovely photo though and still beautiful Australian Native flowers.

poptop 1:18 am 15 Apr 13

They are a cheery little flower and I do like them, even if tourists always look at me a bit oddly when I point one out as the Territory flower.

Good to see them doing so well.

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