Callistemon species are commonly referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. They are found in the more temperate regions of Australia, mostly along the east coast and south-west.


Flower heads vary in colour with species; most are red, but some are yellow, green, orange or white. Each flower head produces a profusion of triple-celled seed capsules around a stem (see picture) which remain on the plant with the seeds enclosed until stimulated to open when the plant dies or fire causes the release of the seeds. (Ref)

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6 Responses to Bottlebrushes

  1. Reblogged this on Ace Friends News and commented:
    You really do put interesting stories on your site, just love this one. Thanks Ian.


  2. Jet Eliot says:

    I always thought bottlebrushes were only red flowers, thanks for the info. Really lovely photo, too. 🙂

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  3. Love this…including video.


  4. You’re right: they are the theme of the week… Lovely photos!

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