Aussie far from home

DAY 49 (24 MAY) – Southern silky oak (Grevillea robusta) (Vejer, Spain)

I didn’t expect to find a tree here that is native to east coast Australia. It’s at home in subtropical rainforests. Apparently it’s also naturalised in South Africa, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Caribbean. But no mention of Spain, so maybe I’m onto something.

Meanwhile, as it looks out towards Morocco, I will admire its weird flowers that look like orange loo brushes from a distance but are intricately looped when you see them close up.

What does make sense is that they’re used as windbreaks – much needed in this very blowy part of Andalucia.

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