With the rain we have had on the coast, the paperbark swamps are filling again and the reeds are extremely vigorous. Their grey-green clumps make fabulous vertical contrasts against the less constrained shapes and paler colours of the trees.
So unconstrained are the paperbarks that these two appear to be dancing with each other, hands almost touching, bodies bent as if inclined to do so too.
Some of the older trees have gone full out for individuality of shape, declining verticality and choosing the horizontal.
Beside one swamp on the Coast walk I could see a different reed, feathery, more free form.
I realise it is one I have seen in Kattang, but it confused me by growing taller here. Baloskian tetraphyllum, Tassel cord reed.
As I remember by impressions rather than botanical details, I am easy to fool!