tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 01/22/2014


Photo taken on November 29, 2013


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yellow
Pentax K30
Tasmania
Australia
flowers
SMC Pentax-FA 1:2.8 100mm macro
invasive
weed
Canary Broom
Genista monspessulana


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Yellow Tasmanian Flowers .... Ooops!

Yellow Tasmanian Flowers .... Ooops!
[Edited] These flowers were growing on small shrubs in parts of the Tasmanian west coast. I had identified them as a Tasmanian native plant, but several ipernity members picked them as Canary Broom Genista monspessulana. After some research, I must agree with them. That means that these pleasant looking flowers belong to particularly invasive plant which has been declared a "Weed of National Importance": about as nasty as can be found..... At least I didn't try to collect any cuttings or seeds!

Judith, Richard Nuttall, Rambonp, Ivan Kaminoff and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


27 comments - The latest ones
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
They are certainly very bright and beautiful, whatever they are!
3 years ago.
Gerlinde
Gerlinde
wonderful colour! very beautiful flower shot!

ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous shot, George!
Lovely yellow flowers!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Nice flowers and photo
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
What a wonderful yellow, George and beautiful shot.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
A welcome view in a cold and wet Holland!
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o I think we even call them Genista ... and they are like our
yellow and sometimes pink/white with a common name of
Broom ... we see them growing on the sides of the road too
and also they are for gardens ... but when they grow more
in the wild their leaves seem to look like yours. A beautiful
splash of yellow to bring some brightness into our day,
thanks ... almost springlike ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thank you, Bev. Go to the top of the class! :) After digging around on websites and books, I am sure you are right. This plant was probably introduced for the bright colourful flowers, but sadly it is an invasive weed here...
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s (mostly off until November)
sasithorn_s (mostly…
Beautiful capture and flowers! So bright and cheerful!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
George, I think that they may be a pea. Anyway, they are beautiful and cheery! Lovely shot!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Rachel2
Rachel, I do believe you are right. (Edit) After more homework, see my revised comments.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in FLOWERS 4U
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Magnificent !!!!
3 years ago.
crisbou
crisbou
In Europe/Germany we call this flower/bush "Ginster" (Genista); your photo is very nice.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to crisbou
o0o yes ... I think we have the name for him, ... I agree it is called Genista here in
the UK oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to crisbou
Thank you very much. Yes, I am sure now that you and Bev are right - this is a Genista species, most probably known as Canary Broom.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
Canary Bloom, now thats a new name for it ;-) but it certainly suits
the colour without a doubt. ;-)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in NATURE 4U

and also ADMIRED in 4U where we all come together ;-)
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A lovely shot! Great composition and color.
Have a grand day!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
Hi again.

ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Thank you all for your comments and faves on this shot. Particular thanks for the assistance with plant ID: I have totally revised my notes above and can summarise the new ones in one word ..."Ooops"!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s (mostly off until November)
sasithorn_s (mostly…
:)
Hello again

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to sasithorn_s (mostly…
Thank you, Sas.
3 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
A shame that they are an invasive weed, because they certainly have nice flowers.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to forlornhop
Fully agree, Dave.
3 years ago.