Frangipanis, hibiscus, and berries I can’t identify

Here are photos from my latest stroll around the neighbourhood.

There are these funny berry things that I’m sure are poisonous (rule of thumb in Australia – if you don’t know what it is, it will probably kill you ).

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Lots of frangipanis in bloom, even the little trees:

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With all different colours πŸ™‚

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The ground around the trees are just littered with fallen flowers!

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The hibiscuses were out too. I’ve always loved hibiscuses. Their name sounds like biscuits and they’re beautiful.

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Wow, those last ones look a bit creepy. Like alien eyes that want to suck the blood out of you. Does anyone remember Jumanji? That flower looked a little like a hibiscus…

Erm, anyway, one last sunny picture!

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16 thoughts on “Frangipanis, hibiscus, and berries I can’t identify

    • Thanks Susan! They might be lilli pilli, should I try eating some to find out πŸ˜‰ I’m not very knowledgeable with plants – had to look your suggestion up but they sure look like they could be.
      I live in Clayfield, Brissie, and there are lots of lovely Queenslanders around. Some are in need of repair and a coat of paint, but most are well kept. I would post photos of the houses if it weren’t an invasion of privacy – they’re so nice!

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  1. It is Riberry (Syzygium luehmannii). “Fruit is eaten by Australasian Figbird and Emu. …..The fruit is most commonly used to make a distinctively flavoured jam, and is also used in sauces, syrups and confectionery. It can also be eaten and enjoyed straight off the tree. The riberry plant is also very popular as a garden ornamental and street tree. It is easily maintained as a smaller tree by light pruning.”– from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_luehmannii

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      • Yes! They’re replaying the episode this week for Christmas πŸ™‚ but we only really have snow on the tops of the mountains on the Victorian/New South Wales border. I have been down to Falls Creek and Perisher to ski (wow, I’ve just realised how morbid those names are), but sometimes the ski season is decidedly lacking of snow. We’re honestly shocked and awed whenever it dumps down enough to reach over our calves πŸ™‚

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