Richea scorparia in bloom below Halls Buttress, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania
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 brushes multi-coloured flowering stems of the Tasmanian endemic Richea scoparia.
Halls Buttress is located in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, east of Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Claire National Park. The park owes it’s name to an imposing wall of dolerite that rises steeply above a long plateau of alpine wilderness. Beneath the range is a collection of small tarns, cushion plants and stands of Richea scoparia. This plant, while incredibly scratchy and difficult to walk through, displays spectacular white, pink and red, candle-like flowers from September to October. Scoparia in bloom is particularly iconic of Tasmania’s western alpine and subalpine regions.