Eucalyptus flower with ants Found at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Port Augusta, South Australia

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.

Correa backhouseana. What a beautiful flower from a bud that looks like an acorn!

What a beautiful flower from a bud that looks like an acorn! Correa backhouseana is a species of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae. It is a coastal shrub, endemic to southern Australia. It grows up to 2 metres in height.

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.

~~Leptospermumm scoparium by mariluzpicado~~

Pink Tea Tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) Native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. A usually compact shrub to high (often less) to wide.

Protea 'Pink Duke' • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Protea 'Pink Duke' part of the Proteaceae family with Pink flowers flowering in Winter-spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Large chalky white gumnuts of the gungurru (Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess')

Gum-nuts (Seed pods from Australian Silver Princess eucalyptus, King's Park Perth) /

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