At the end of May there were lots of flowers on the Turkey Bush in the Northern Territory. The flowering is quite spectacular, masking the insignificant leaves and giving the plants an overall pink appearance until about August.
The Turkey Bush grows quite tall (2-4m high) and provides a vivid splash of colour in the woodlands and some grasslands.
It is common in the tropical Northern Territory as well as the Kimberley in Western Australia.
I read that the Turkey Bush is so named because the Plains Turkey (Ardeotis australis) seek refuge amongst its foliage when hunters are trying to find them. Wallabies like this plant as it provides shade.
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|Date Taken:||29 May 2012 - 3:51 PM|
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