Thursday, May 27

The Geebung

The fruit of the Geebung is not a berry, even though it looks like one. It is really drupe. A drupe is soft, fleshy, and has a stone in the middle of it, and inside the stone is a seed.

The small, yellow flowers grow in clusters and are very heavy. Their branches are often seen hanging right down, with the weight of the flowers bearing down upon them. The flowers fall very easily and quickly, and have large, smooth leaves that have a twist in the stem so they face sideways to the sun. The Geebung is in the Waratah family, flowers only in the summer, and has 80 species.

1 comment:

Bethi! said...

That is interesting!!