Autumn ends

One sign of autumn is the prolific seeding of the local coffee bush [Cassinia arcuata]. Cassinia is one of the good soldiers of ruined land, which is why you see it recolonising mining sites. This is what the Cassinia flower looked like in February:











And here’s what it looks like at the end of May:










If you brush even lightly past one of these honest Aussie battlers, you’ll find your clothes are acting as couriers of dozens of seeds.

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