Black baby carriage flowers are found in Australia and have been shown to be a useful ornamental for many generations.
A new study of these flowers has found that they can grow and flourish on the land that they grow on, in areas where there are little to no trees.
The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that there is a clear link between the colour of the flowers and their ability to grow and prosper.
The researchers looked at the flower blooms of six different species of black baby carriage: red, white, orange, green and blue.
The team of researchers from the University of Sydney, the University and Queensland University of Technology found that the flower colour and the number of flowers it produced varied according to how far apart the flowers grew from the land.
The results suggest that the colour and number of blooms the flowers produced were linked to the location they were found on.
This suggests that when you plant an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander flower, you’re actually planting a different flower that will bloom in a different location than the flowers found in your garden.
“We are seeing that the diversity of flowers that you are able to find in your environment, whether it is native or not, depends on how closely you look at it,” Dr Andrew Tarrant, a postdoctoral researcher at the University, told ABC News.
“You might have a flower that’s not really there in a certain place, but it will bloom because it is closer to that place than it is to a flower in the same area.”
Dr Tarrants team also found that flowers were more likely to be produced on areas with good drainage, low rainfall, and other factors that could affect the availability of nutrients for the flowers.
“These factors, when combined, may result in flowers that are more susceptible to climate change,” Dr Tarrance said.
“In particular, the presence of low rainfall may mean that flowers are not available to grow.”
Our findings indicate that it’s not necessarily about the colour or number of the flower, but the lack of access to suitable habitat to grow those flowers.
“Researchers found that there was also a relationship between the size of the blooms and the distance between them, which suggests that they could help control the growth of wild plants.
Dr Tarlant said the flowers that were found to be most productive on a particular area were the ones that were located in lowland areas, where there was more vegetation, such as native shrubs, trees and grasses.”
It means that in these lowland environments there is more room for the blooming plants to grow,” he said.
Dr Andrew Tarlance said the researchers were finding that flowers could be planted to control weeds, reduce nutrient use and improve water quality.”
If you have plants that are very good at controlling weeds, you might be able to have flowers that provide those plants with some of their water-retaining nutrients,” Dr Peter Tarlants said.
But the scientists said the new research was important as the world is changing and that the importance of native plants in protecting Australia’s natural landscapes was increasing.”
The fact that the Australian landscape is changing is an important consideration,” Dr Robert Tarlantic, from the Australian Museum, said.
He said native plants were important to Australia’s economy, as well as the ability of Indigenous people to survive in the harsh conditions of the desert and bush.”
They are also important to our health,” he added.”
There’s some of the best health outcomes that occur in native plants.
“Dr Peter Tarcant said there was a lot of work still to be done to understand the role native plants can play in our landscapes and in our environment.