This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Salix babylonica Photo'.
photo by Joy Fussell
Our national floral emblem. ALL OF THE ACACIA! Especially the flowering kind up along the boundary of the road near the creek
The Wattle Tree - Judith Wright
Acacia flowers over water
What do all these contradictions mean? The hawthorn is a standing testament to the idea of duality; it is a perfect depiction of the concept of yin and yang. Beautiful flowers and deadly-looking flowers? I'm a walking mass of contradictions!