A few of my favourite things..

Swamp Tea-Tree

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5 responses

  1. So THIS is what a tea tree looks like!
    This is really nice.. makes me want to walk along that path (covered in mosquito repellant!)

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    January 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  2. how come no water here :-/

    why are they called tea-trees?

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    January 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

  3. Michaela, these are not the tea-trees that are harvested for the medicinal oil, though they are of the same family of Malaleucas. This particular stand is one of only a tiny handful left: a small area of south east Queensland being the only place they are found.

    Vimal, I’m kind of glad for a landscape without water, at present 😉

    These are called tea-trees, I imagine, because they stain the nearby water something like the colour of tea when the leaves fall. Have a look at this picture;

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/mortelliti/art/5973559-2-tea-tree-stained-waters-of-tidal-river

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    January 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

  4. wow :-O
    all I’d need is some sacks of sugar and lots of firewood and I’d have free tea the whole year 😀

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    January 19, 2011 at 4:19 am

  5. and biscuits… couldn’t drink all that tea without biscuits. 😉

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    January 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

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