Friday, April 1, 2016

Compare The Pair (15)

Now here's a situation I would love to reverse!

Click photo for a decent look!

The poor, munted little darling on the right is the council street tree - an Illyarrie (Eucalyptus erythrocorys).

The tall, dark, silent type looking over her shoulder from the adjacent property is a Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua).
Click photo to really enjoy these beautiful things

Now, to be fair, the Illyarrie 'aint the best one I've ever seen and they do have this very pretty yellow flower and red fruit cap (erythro = red, corys = helmet) but the somewhat straggly growth habit is par for the course for this species and the large, woody fruits are DYNAMITE for pedestrians.

So, sorry darlin', I'm afraid the tall dark stranger gets my vote for your pozzie this time. Seriously, you'd be happier in the person's front garden anyway where you'd be more appreciated.

Carob is actually an overlooked species in Perth. It grows in anything and always looks healthy like this. In fact, it's so good, I'm putting it on the list right now :)

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