- Posted by Peter MacDonald
- On August 24, 2015
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It doesn’t take a lot of rain in the Flinders Ranges or indeed the Outback for wildflowers to turn on some spectacular performances in Spring.
There are plenty of references to burning bushes in religious stories and
this little beauty is about as close as you will get to the miracles of old in this modern age.
It goes with the most unromantic name of “lobe-leaf hops”.
When in flower it stands out among the rest of the shrubs and bushes and as the afternoon sun sinks towards the horizon the tiny flowers really start to blaze.
As can be seen from this close up of a branch, the flowers look beautiful and delicate but like most things that live in arid zones the bush is very tough.
The lobe-leaf hop bush is a real standout although its is going to get some serious competition from other species in the next couple of months.