scale bar = 1cm.
Swamp Gum - native (Eucalyptus ovata)
Swamp Gum usually grows in damp or water-logged areas, such as the damp flats of forests to the south.
It replaces River Red Gum along streams in the colder wetter forests.
Recognise Swamp Gum by:
- the conical fruit
- the conical cap on the buds
- the broad adult leaves which are wavy, not flat
- the brownish bark
- the location: low-lying and swampy areas, or close to southern streams.
The trunk and lower branches are often rough-barked.
Name: ovata: with oval leaves.
1: Swamp Gum. Ballan. 2: Buds, flowers and leaves. Wonthaggi.
3: Swamp Gum. Woodend North. 4: Juvenile leaves. Wendouree wetlands.
5: Undulate leaves. MacArthur Park. 6: Fruit. French Island.