December 5, 2014

Flowers on Friday - Pink Tipped Callistemon

We have a tree planted in the Nature Strip outside our home

It is an Australian Native
and most of the time it looks fairly ordinary
and pretty much the same as all the rest of the trees in the street


That is - until it flowers!
the rest of the street trees have Red flowers
Ours is very much NOT red.


The Bees just adore these Pollen laden flowers 
and for one week in October the tree is buzzing with hundreds of Bees.


and then when the winds have blown the stamens away
 leaving just the seedpods,
 it is time for the new growth to appear


and THIS is why it is called a
PINK TIPPED CALLISTEMON


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