My wildflower book tells me that this might by a type of Mulla Mulla. I’m finding out from someone who knows something about plants but it’s my guess. The dogs and I did a shoot at Mt Newman this morning. I saw the first car ever in the 2 years I’ve been going there. Unfortunately I also saw that someone had been there since I visited 2 days ago. And left cans strewn on the road. May horribly slow and painful things happen to people who litter the beautiful landscape!
Posts Tagged ‘Mulla Mulla’
For us, Mulla Mulla (ptilotus) is the floral emblem of Newman and the East Pilbara. It is the hardiest of wildflowers and grows in even the driest years. With a conical shape and white/pink/purple colours, it’s an unusual flower to look at. That’s why we choose as Purely Pilbara’s logo.
Here is my favourite Welcome to Newman image.
Sometimes photography is about being in the right place at the right time. I can’t say that I planned this shot and I didn’t even see the bee. But I love the texture of the spinifex in the background and how the yellow contrasts so well with the purple of the Mulla Mulla. Also love how the Mulla Mulla is swaying (rather than quivering as it normally is!).
I’m having a ball processing all my wildflower shots and had to share this one straight away.