Bloom : Azalea

Bloom (Post#3) : Azalea

Photo of the day is all about azalea flower that I was able to capture on my way to Kabusanji Temple in Takatsuki City. I never visited Japan during spring season as I wanted to avoid peak season where too many tourist in Japan. That is why, I seldom to see spring flowers. And when I did a trek towards the temple, I guess I was lucky to still find Azalea. These flowers are spring flowers that last longer than others. The photo is part of Walking and Trekking in Takatsuki last May 2017.

Toxicity
In addition to being renowned for its beauty, the azalea is also highly toxic—it contains andromedotoxins in both its leaves and nectar, including honey from the nectar. Bees are deliberately fed on Azalea/Rhododendron nectar in some parts of Turkey, producing a mind-altering, potentially medicinal, and occasionally lethal honey known as “mad honey”. According to the ancient Roman historian Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, an army invading Pontus in Turkey was poisoned with such honey, resulting in their defeat.

–Wikipedia

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Notes :
Photo : Flower, Azalea
Location : 3360 Hara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1051, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take JR Tokaido-Sanyo Line and get off at Takatsuki Station
2. Take bus Haraohashi 53 and get off at Kabu Sanguchi Bus Stop
3. Follow the walking trails from bus stop to Kabusanji Temple
4. Visit the official access link to reach the temple here.
Official Website : Kabusanji Temple

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Bloom : Wildflowers at Yanchep National Park

Bloom (Post#2) : Wildflowers at Yanchep National Park

Photos of the day are all about wildflowers that we found while strolling around Yanchep National Park. And it was amazing to see some unique flowers that were just popping out of nowhere. Some of the wildflowers that I were able to capture are: Weeping Bottlebrush, Red-and-Green Kangaroo Paw, One-Leaf Cape Tulip, Bristly Cottonhead, Showy Eremophila, Parrot Bush, Common Smokebush, Milkmaid, One-sided Bottlebrush, Posy Trigger-Plant, Yellow Buttercup, Showy Dryandra, Flame Pea, and Cape Marigold. These photos are part of Yanchep National Park, The Pinnacles and Lancelin Beach Trip October 2016.

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Weeping Bottlebrush / Creek Bottlebrush (Melaleuca Viminalis / Callistemon Viminalis)

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Red-and-Green Kangaroo Paw, Mangles Kangaroo Paw or Kurulbrang (Anigozanthos Manglesii)

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One-Leaf Cape Tulip (Moraea Flaccida)

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Bristly Cottonhead (Conostylis Setigera)

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Showy Eremophila (Eremophila Racemosa)

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Parrot Bush (Banksia Sessilis)

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Common Smokebush (conospermum stoechadis)

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Milkmaid (Burchardia congesta)

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One-sided bottlebrush – (Calothamnus quadrifidus)

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Posy Trigger-Plant (Stylidium crossocephalum)

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Yellow Buttercup (hibbertia hypercoides)

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Showy Dryandra (Dryandra formosa)

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Flame Pea (Chorizema cordatum)

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Arctotheca calendula capeweed, plain treasureflower, cape dandelion, or cape marigold

Notes :
Photo : wildflowers, Weeping Bottlebrush, Red-and-Green Kangaroo Paw, One-Leaf Cape Tulip, Bristly Cottonhead, Showy Eremophila, Parrot Bush, Common Smokebush, Milkmaid, One-sided Bottlebrush, Posy Trigger-Plant, Yellow Buttercup, Showy Dryandra, Flame Pea, and Cape Marigold
Location : Yanchep WA 6035, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Yanchep WA 6035, Australia or
3. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then get off at Butler Station and take taxi to Yanchep National Park or
4. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then transfer to Butler Station and take bus to Marmion Avenue After Revolution Avenue, and take taxi to Yanchep National Park
Official Website : Yanchep National Park

Bloom : Pigface (Carpobrotus)

Bloom (Post#1) : Pigface (Carpobrotus)

Photos of the day are all about pigface flower or simply carpobrotus. After leaving Mulka’s Cave, we stopped along the road and found these flowers near Lake Gounter Nature Reserve. This is one of the wildflower that can be found in the area during spring season. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : flowers, pigface flowers, spring time flowers, carpobrotus, ice plant, sour fig, hottentot fig.
Location : Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Wave Rock Wildflower