Sunday, October 19, 2008


I am posting Native Flowers of Australia;

Varigated Westringia (Coast Rosemary is the common name.)

Callistemon (Pink Bottlebrush.)

Bottlebrush (Callistemon) is a genus with 34 species of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae. The majority of Callistemon species are endemic to Australia; four species are also found in New Caledonia. They are commonly referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. They are found in the more temperate regions of Australia, mostly along the east coast and south-west, and typically favour moist conditions so when planted in gardens thrive on regular watering. However, at least some of the species are drought-resistant. Wikipedia

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Photos T.S.


Arija said...

What a lovely post you have put up.
I love our wildflowers and those two go together so well. The pink bottlebrush is one of my favourite Callistemons. Thanks.

Denise said...

Two very beautiful flower photos and thank you for adding the information.