Friday, July 22, 2011
Common Heath aka 'pretty pink flowers'
Insignificant plant, unfriendly with its spiky, scratchy, sneaky, sharp leaves.
Just the right height to scrape at summer-bare legs, and drop dry leaves into gaiters and socks,
to work their way down into well laced boots,
irritating, itchy, till you stop and empty them out …
time after time.
Some might call Victoria’s floral emblem almost boring
Comes into its own in winter coastal heathlands;
extrudes buds from spindly twig-like stems.
Small tubular flowers - white, pale pink, rose, crimson. Brighten the drab winter bushland with bursts of glorious colour.
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