Waratah heaven…

I visited a local farm today that has rows of waratahs – bliss!! I spent time taking 250+ photos and brought some waratahs home to draw and sigh over…

I find waratahs – Telopea speciosissima – irresistible – the bright red large flowers are found at the end of tall spires of leaves and can be ‘seen from afar’ – Greek ‘telepos’ – Telopea

The Latin ‘speciosus’ means beautiful or handsome thus ‘speciosissima’.
‘Waratah’ was the original Aboriginal name.

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