What you need to know about September birth flowers
The Sept. 3 birth of a baby on the NSW-based ABC2 news program will make for a strange and unusual sight.
The ABC2 reporter was filming inside a local hospital in Sydney when the baby arrived in a gown.
“He was just sitting there,” the reporter told viewers.
“The hospital was trying to put it on a stretcher so we could see him, but they were all trying to get in there.
He had a huge head, he was a big boy, he looked like he was about two years old.”
The ABC is currently airing a special about the birth of baby Sydney’s September birth flower, which will be broadcast at 8.30pm (AEDT).
The ABC says the birth was an “extremely rare” one, and the ABC understands it took two days to reach its destination.
“It was very difficult, a very unusual birth,” the ABC reporter told ABC Radio Sydney.
“There was no umbilical cord, so they had to make do with a cot that was placed over the baby’s head.”
She said the hospital had no plans to move the baby, although he had a lot of carers around.
“They said that they were going to put him in a bed and get him out of the room so he could sleep,” she said.
“But when I went back to the hospital a few hours later, they were just saying that they could not take him out.”
What’s a Sept. birth flower?
Sept birth flowers are not very common in Australia, with the majority being planted in the United States.
It’s not uncommon to see a small number of them in the wild.
They are generally planted to protect seedlings from diseases and parasites, and are considered to be beneficial to birds, butterflies and other insects.
“Some of them are so small that they can be grown in your backyard,” the broadcaster said.
The ABC reports that it was the first birth in NSW.