Cockies Tongue

Cockies Tongue 3

We noticed this Cockies Tongue (Templetonia retusa) growing near the Swan River in North Fremantle a few days back. The shrub takes its common name from those bright red pea flowers, with the amusing “tongue” sticking out. The flowers are at their best during winter. Cockies Tongue can be found around the West Australian coast, from about Shark Bay to the South Australian border.

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