This entry was posted on January 17, 2011 by Beyond Bluestockings. It was filed under Australian bush and was tagged with Australia, boardwalk, country, critically endangered species, environment, Melaleuca irbyana, nature, photograph, photography, photos, swamp tea tree.
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!)
January 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm
how come no water here
why are they called tea-trees?
January 18, 2011 at 12:40 am
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;
January 18, 2011 at 11:24 am
all I’d need is some sacks of sugar and lots of firewood and I’d have free tea the whole year 😀
January 19, 2011 at 4:19 am
and biscuits… couldn’t drink all that tea without biscuits. 😉
January 25, 2011 at 9:36 am
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