Rock Mallee

Eucalyptus petrensis 1

We have noticed this straggly mallee flowering beside the walking trails in Bold Park on our last few visits.

Eucalyptus petrensis 2

It is Rock Mallee (Eucalyptus petrensis) and officially flowers “Jun to Jul or Oct”, so it is continuing to flower well beyond normal expectation. It grows near the West Australian coast, from about Jurien Bay to Mandurah, and can be recognised by the long spike in the centre of the fruit.

Eucalyptus petrensis 3

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