Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Autumn Display of Fagus

Fagus (Deciduous beech) - a plant endemic to Tasmania, is Australia's only native winter-deciduous plant. It is found in high altitude mountain ranges of Tasmania. Mt. Field and Cradle Mountain national parks are the two special places where Fagus could easily be found.

Fagus near Lake Fenton

Mt. Field national park celebrated the 100th anniversary of the national park on 24th April 2016 coinciding with the Fagus festival - an event to witness the Autumn colour display of Fagus. Double celebration was well received by nature lovers and hundreds of cars filled open spaces of Mt. Field national park.

Only few Fagus plants displayed the reddish colouration

Most of them were still gold

Gold against blue sky was a treat to eyes

Fagus grows 1~2m only

Photos do only partial justification to the real beauty

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