Today the Otago Daily Times had a small article titled Golden face of spring about Aurinia saxatilis growing in the rock garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. You can’t miss the bright gold blobs of colour scattered about! We’ve been photographing the Aurinia recently so the article prompted me to show some of the photos.
Aurinia saxatilis aka “basket of gold”, “yellow alyssum”. Brassica family.
Yellow alyssum growing in a gully area of the rock garden, Dunedin Botanic Garden, 08 Oct 2017.
Bright gold blob of yellow alyssum in the rock garden, Dunedin Botanic Garden, 24 Oct 2017.
Different shapes, forms and colours including yellow alyssum, Dunedin Botanic Garden, 08 Oct 2017. The other flowers just left of centre are shown below:
Lovely bright flowers!
Dense patch of yellow alyssum, Larnach Castle Garden, Dunedin, 22 Oct 2017. Credit: Nigel
Other bright yellow flowers…
Golden achillea flowers, Dunedin Botanic Garden, 24 Oct 2017
Yellow tree peony. Dunedin Botanic Garden, 08 Oct 2017
Crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis). Dunedin Botanic Garden, 24 Sept 2017
Kerria japonica. Dunedin Botanic Garden, 24 Sept 2017. Credit: Nigel
Text and photos by Exploring Colour (2017) unless otherwise attributed
FOOTNOTE (added 28 Oct 2017):
Photo of Crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) in the Clive Lister Garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Taken 01 Oct 2017. Showing both yellow- and orange-flowered forms