Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Golden feathers

There are many casaurina trees along the foreshore - and they are looking spectacular at the moment. 'Casuarina' is derived from the Malay “Kasuari” or “Cassowary” which refers to the likeness of the plant's thin drooping stems and leaves to the feathers of this great bird. I think a sight like this must have inspired this naming.
Allocasaurina verticillata, Sandridge foreshore

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