The Native Flower Series - Just a bit of info on Australian gumtrees

At a conservative estimate, there are over 900 species and subspecies of eucalypts in Australia. They make up the very essence of 'the bush'. Generally, the mass of olive foliage overpowers the distinct, star-like flowers of eucalypts.

But at certain times of the year, gum trees burst into vivid pink, red, yellow, orange, purple or white flowers. Many of them spread their colours in spring and summer, counting on attracting the fresh influx of insects brought by the warmer weather. Insects also pollinate some late autumn and winter flowering species. But come winter, there are fewer insects to transfer the pollen of eucalypts, and the winter flowerers turn instead to the birds, and the mammals.

They can be found in many forms from a small scrubby bush to the worlds tallest flowering plant - eucalyptus regnans, aka mountain ash or swamp gum. These towering gums are thought to grow to 100 metres or more, with the tallest living tree on record being Centurion in Tasmania at a confirmed 99.6 metres.

Over time this collection will grow as I source new specimens to capture with my lens.

This series is only available in a Limited Edition of 30 per size.

All prints come with a certificate of authenticity that includes the name of the artwork, the edition number and details of the artist.


The Native Flower prints are designed to be framed to the edge in a box style frame with corresponding black or white internal strips or spacers. This will enable the flower and leaf composition to float in a black or white void making it the focal point.

Each photographic print is professionally colour managed, and printed on archival, museum grade premium Canson Platine Fibre 310gsm paper.


If you require your print to be framed, please call Carmel to discuss the options available.

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