Mt Tomah Blue Mountains Waratah

The waratah is a brightly coloured welcome spring visitor limited to the coastal regions of eastern Australia.

Mt Tomah Blue Mountains Waratahs

Superb colour

In my home country of Australia, spring has arrived greeted by an outbreak of new growth and colourful flowers. Though trickier to find in the wild now, the spectacular New South Wales state floral emblem of the waratah is a welcome, iridescence red flower.



2 Responses to Photo of the Week: Waratah (Sydney, Australia)

  • It reminds me of coral or sponges that I’ve seen on reefs around the world, although they wouldn’t be this bright a red. Beautiful!

    • Mark H says:

      They are glorious to see in spring but a bit rare in the wild now (sadly). There are some in the Blue Mountains if you know where to look. They are protected so they cannot be picked in the wild.

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