Chenille Honeymyrtle

Chenille Honeymyrtle 1

You will find this shrubby Melaleuca growing in many parts of Perth, including Kings Park, Bold Park, Minim Cove Park, Buckland Hill and Rocky Bay. It looks rather straggly and nondescript when it isn’t in flower; but it is quite spectacular with its pink/white blooms from Sept to Dec/Jan.

Chenille Honeymrtle 2

It is called Chenille Honeymyrtle (Melaleuca huegelii) and grows along the southwest coast of Western Australia, from about Carnarvon to Augusta. It is very popular with bees and the rather unimaginatively named Brown Flower Beetle (below).

Chenille Honeymyrtle 3

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