Checking on the Ceratopetalum gummiferum

Back in October I noted the appearance of the actual flowers of the Christmas Bush in Ceratopetalum gummiferum.

The true flowers are white in colour and fairly insignificant and are seen in late spring to early November. After pollination by flies and native bees, the sepals, which are the outer series or whorl of flora leaves that protect the flower bud, enlarge and turn deep pink to red in colour enclosing the fruit, a single seed…

Now look at it.

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