Sunday saw us flower spotting at Creswick's new Forest Lodge Resort.
Hardenbergia violacea - Purple Coral-pea, Native Sarsaparilla, Happy Wanderer
One of the common names for this plant refers to thre fact that the roots were used by early settlers to make a tomic drink as a substitute for commercial sarsaparilla, a medicinal drink made from the roots of a Central American smilax vine.
Epacris impressa - Common Heath
This is the floral emblem of Victoria, and is one of the plants found growing under the eucalypts at Forest Lodge Resort. This lovely bell-shaped heath blooms beautifully in Victoria in many shades of colour from white to red.