Epacris is a genus of about 35–40 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, though formerly often treated in a separate family Epacridaceae. The genus is native to eastern and southeastern Australia (southeast Queensland south to Tasmania and west to southeast South Australia), New Caledonia and New Zealand. The species are known as heaths or Australian heaths.
Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). 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)..
Leptospermumm scoparium. (MANUKA) Native to New Zealand. This is where the pharmaceutical and health-beneficial Manuka Honey comes from! Manuka Honey is graded by the amount of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) that finishes up in the final product. The more of this flower (pollen/nectar) the better. Caption: P/R @BillGP