Lambertia Formosa – Mountain Devil.
The Mountain Devil is a small shrub to 1 metre or so high but can sometimes reach 2m. It has stiff; thin long leaves about 5cm with a pointed tip. The attractive red flowers occur at the ends of the branches occurring in winter and spring but are sometimes seen at other times of the year. They contain nectar and attract honey eating birds. After flowering, small, horned seed capsules develop that give rise to the common name "Mountain Devil". These are sometimes combined with pipe cleaners and made into dolls for the tourist trade.
AustraliaAustralian Native PlantAutumnBlue MountainsLambertia FormosaMountain DevilNew South Wales