Australian Botanic Garden. Looks like daisy but isn't a daisy. My favourite Australian native flower.

Australian Botanic Garden. Looks like daisy but isn't a daisy. My favourite Australian native flower.

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)..

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)..

Contemporary Australian garden design: secrets of leading garden designers revealed / J Patrick & J Wade (2008)

Contemporary Australian garden design: secrets of leading garden designers revealed / J Patrick & J Wade (2008)

Ground Cover - Banksia blechnifolia • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Ground Cover - Banksia blechnifolia • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

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.

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.

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