Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).
Callistemon citrinus 'Endeavour' - Bottlebrushes (botanically belonging to the genus Callistemon) are among the most popular and colourful Australian native flowering plants both in Australia and overseas.
Gebely Gebely Finnemore National Botanic Gardens The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora. Calytrix leschenaultii - Australian National Botanic Gardens Photo: S Sonntag