01 November 2011

Gymea Lily

Featuring here the magnificent Gymea Lily Doryanthes excelsa.  Photos had been taken at a Flora Festival held each Spring at Kariong, Central Coast of N.S.W.

These plants can be found growing naturally in some bushland locations; the flower stems can reach a staggering 6 metres (20 feet) tall!

Looking like crushed taffeta ...







Linking to: Ruby Tuesday here


6 comments:

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

So pretty.

Felisol said...

I'm speechless; a lily of 6 meters. My imagination comes short.
The flower arrangement is stunning and oh, so exotic.The green foliage mix so enhances the vibrant red flowers.
Lucky you.

hannah said...

What a smashing blog. I have added you to my bloglist. Such beautiful images.

Carletta said...

These are lovely Carole!
I like the second and last shots!

Jan Castle said...

Would be greaa for Christmas!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Bridget Larsen said...

wow absolutely gorgeous crushed tafeta