Baobab is the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, not only do they look like bottles, but the trees typically store around 300 liters of water! They often live over 500 years.

10 of the World's Strangest Plant Species - weird plants, strange plants

Baobab: the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, the trees typically store around 300 liters of water and often live over 500 years.

Flowering gum. This has got to be one of the most spectacular flowers on the planet. (To bad it is *literally* on the other side of the world from me in Manitoba, Canada - I would love to see it!)

Eucalyptus Macrocarpa - Rose of the West, a favourite, hardy, bird-friendly Australian native species aka red flowering gum.

Variegated Fairy-wren. I love that's called a fairy wren

Variegated Fairy-wren by Dizzyheights, cool little bird, tiny bird, reminds me of a hummingbird (I love these little birds! Wish they lived in Maryland!

green space

So many plants! Love the I will survive pot and the polka dot planter too! So… - Gardening And Living

Eucalyptus flower-bud opening-up - The Cap / Lid coming-off!

National Geographic reader pics

Mottlecah, Eucalyptus Macrocarpa, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Image by Peter Nydegger.

Silver Dollar Gum Tree.

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Vintage Australian Travel Poster. #australia #travel #vintage

Vintage Australian Travel Poster

The Tallest Trees in the British Empire: Marysville, Victoria, Australia. A vintage travel poster illustrated by Percy Trompf,

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Red and yellow flowers from a mature "Silver Princess" gum

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