|The stunning flower of the mountain devil. Strictly |
speaking it is an inflorescence, made up of seven
separate red flowers. These ones are about to open.
|The plant in the foreground here is the mountain devil.|
This picture shows the reddish tinged new.
|Here's a devil mixed in with banksias,|
wattles and a Breynia oblongifolia.
Another bonus to this species is that it attracts birds. In our garden the main fans are crimson rosellas and eastern spinebills. The spinebills are specialist nectar feeders with a beak designed to insert into long narrow flowers like these, but the rosellas are generalists and destroy the flowers in getting to the nectar.
|An eastern spine bill about to enjoy some|
mountain devil nectar.