Rottnest Teatree

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There are still plenty of flowers on the Rottnest Teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata), which grows fairly profusely in coastal parts of Perth – and in most other states of Australia as well.

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These Melaleucas have a reported flowering season of January to September, so you may see them in flower through most of the year. The flower heads are popular with bees, so the whole tree seems to buzz.

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The dead seed pods from previous years are also quite interesting. They are joined directly onto the branch stems, just as the flowers are.

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