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.
''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.