Between a rock and a hard place: Yorke Peninsula

March 12, 2015 § 5 Comments

Summer’s harsh in Yorke Peninsula. Plants wilt and die back.
But …


… some intrepid plants flourish …


… in the rockiest of places.

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§ 5 Responses to Between a rock and a hard place: Yorke Peninsula

  • Jill Burton says:

    Love the fine detail. … What you miss if you don’t look.

  • Eliza Waters says:

    I love seeing adaptation of all sorts. Desert plants are a fascinating example. The one that looks like white coral is pretty cool-looking.

    • Rebecca says:

      Yes, it’s actually called a cushion bush and grows commonly on sandy dunes and in coastal areas in South Australia. It has pretty little white ball-like flowers — it’s a very subtle-looking plant that adds lots of character to arid landscapes. I grow it in my garden, but it doesn’t look as pretty as it does on the dune!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Australia has so many awesome xerophytic plants. I expect we might be seeing more of them propagated in the US as the drought in the Southwest continues and folks wise up to xeric landscaping.

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