The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and non-native vegetation including over 10,000 individual species. They are widely regarded as the finest botanical gardens in Australia, and among the best in the world. However, the gardens are also noted for their historical contribution to the introduction of invasive species.
Here is an introduced species, Agapanthus africanus (African lily; syn. Agapanthus umbellatus) which is a native of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It's widespread in Melbourne and often planted along streets and in traffic islands, as well as in gardens. It can be quite invasive!
This is an entry for my Floral Friday Fotos meme. Join me if you are posting some flower photos today!