Richea scorparia in bloom at Barn Bluff, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Peter Dombrovskis.
Printed with pigment ink on Canson Platine Fibre Rag, 100% Cotton Rag archival paper. Remastered by fine art printer, Simon Olding, exclusively for Wild Island Tasmania.
Morning light illuminates flowering scoparia, while the peak of Barn Bluff rises above dissipating mist beyond.
Barn Bluff is a dramatic peak in the Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park. It rises to a height of 1559m, just 14m short of the nearby Cradle Mountain. On it’s slopes grows the tough yet beautiful Richea scoparia. This alpine plant, while incredibly scratchy and difficult to walk through, displays spectacular white, pink and red candle-like flowers from September to October. Scoparia are iconic of Tasmania’s west coast, alpine and subalpine regions.