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The Fried Egg Tree - Gordonia axillaris syn Polyspora axillaris

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there!

Whilst enjoying a walk with my eldest daughter and doggo this morning we came across this gorgeous specimen, Gordonia or Polyspora axillaris - The Fried Egg Tree.

You can see how it got its common name by looking at its beautiful flowers! They look like fried eggs all over the small tree and as they age, they fall to the ground sunny side up!