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31st of August 2021
Wattle Day
The golden wattle (Acacia Pycnantha) is native to southeastern Australia, with its profuse flowers appearing in late winter and spring. The golden wattle was formally adopted in 1988 as the floral emblem of Australia, and in 1992, September 1st was formally declared "National Wattle Day". Grevilleas are a flowering shrub and tree native to Australia and neighbouring countries. Grevillea flowers consist of dozens of individual red, orange and yellow coloured flowers along a stem, which open in succession. Visitors to the Marsfield site cannot fail to miss the gum trees across the site, but as the image above shows, hidden away are other examples of native flora.

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