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Rare Pink Flannel Flower The Blue Mountains are experiencing new life after the fires ravaged our beautiful country in 2019/2020.<br />
These ultra rare pink flannel flowers are in bloom in their thousands bringing new life to a landscape that is still charred. While not endangered as a species they appear so infrequently that many bush walkers have never seen them. The seeds can lay dormant for years on end ,waiting for a special confluence of events forming the right conditions for their emergence-a year or so after a bushfire followed by rainfall. Actinotus forsythii,Australia,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Rare Pink Flannel Flower

The Blue Mountains are experiencing new life after the fires ravaged our beautiful country in 2019/2020.
These ultra rare pink flannel flowers are in bloom in their thousands bringing new life to a landscape that is still charred. While not endangered as a species they appear so infrequently that many bush walkers have never seen them. The seeds can lay dormant for years on end ,waiting for a special confluence of events forming the right conditions for their emergence-a year or so after a bushfire followed by rainfall.

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  1. It is just wonderful to see these beauties in the nature groups, articles and pages I'm involved with. Thank you for sharing here. A common name for them is bushfire ephemerals, which I think is lovely. These past two summers couldn't be in more contrast could they? Posted 3 months ago
  2. Thanks Ruth! Bushfire ephemerals is a great name I agree! I also like the fact that the genus name Actinotus means ‘bearing rays’ referring to radiating bracts. It also sums up what pink flannel flowers bring the ravaged country-a ray of hope and renewal!
    I went to a few locations today with no luck however when I eventually found these I felt so blessed!
    Posted 3 months ago
  3. I spend 6 weeks in East Kurrajong during the bushfires in November and December . It was terrifying to see mushrooming smoke clouds where ever you looked.
    I did search for this beautiful flower but never had such luck. Maybe it was just to dry for most native Flora at that time. I just have to come back some time.
    Posted 3 months ago
  4. Yes it was a very frightening time for us however we have had a season of unprecedented rain and cool weather so we are slowly seeing the bush regenerate! Posted 3 months ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    The pink flannel flower (Actinotus forsythia) is a very special plant. Native to the east coast of Australia, it is quite rare and years can go by without any sightings of this delicate beauty. It has very particular growing requirements with the ideal conditions occurring a year or so after a bushfire followed by rain.

    The aftermath of last year’s wildfires has provided the opportunity for these gorgeous flowers to bloom and bring life back to a healing landscape. {Spotted in New South Wales, Australia by Neptune} #JungleDragon #Pinkflannelflower #Actinotusforsythia

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine Posted 3 months ago
      1. You're welcome! It's so encouraging and wonderful to see growth after the fires <3. Posted 3 months ago

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''Actinotus forsythii'', the pink flannel flower or ridge flannel flower), is a plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the east coast of Australia, and found in New South Wales and Victoria.

Similar species: Ginseng And Carrots
Species identified by Neptune
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Uploaded Feb 20, 2021. Captured Feb 20, 2021 12:23 in 2 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia.
  • NIKON D7500
  • f/22.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm