The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Woody Pear

Woody PearThe fruit of the Woody Pear or Xylomelum is rock hard with a soft velvety outer skin. We don’t find many on the ground, Brad found this one, and it is only the the second in 4 years.    I will let it dry out until it splits open to release its seed.  The flowers, which appear in January, are amazing, looking like woolly sheep and they have a beautiful scent.  It is a Proteaceae and related to Grevillia, Hakea and Banksia.



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