I wasn't entirely sure what this one was at first, however I've decide it's a Curly Mountainheath, Dracophyllum milliganii. However, the flowers do seem a little coloured for this species, although the rest of the plant fits, so while I'm pretty sure its a D. milliganii, I'll stand corrected. It was comfortably co-existing here with some Pineapple Grass (Astelia alpina).
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Mt Field Flora - Tarn Shelf Walk
Cheeseberry, Cyathodes straminea. "A much-branched sprawling shrub rarely more than 1m tall. The white bell-shaped flowers are clustered amongst the leaves at the ends of the branches. The drupes (false berries) are usually shiny red, and are flattened, resmbling an Edam cheese. Old flowers sometimes hang on to the fruits." (From Alpine Wildflowers of Tasmania, Plant Identikit.)