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)..
Flannel flowers look like daisies but are part of the carrot family (Apiaceae). The curious white, felt-like ‘petals’ are bracts surrounding the real flowers. In their native habitat around Sydney they are opportunists, colonising burnt or disturbed areas. In the garden flannel flowers need good drainage, thriving in sandy soils in sun or part-shade.