Saturday, 1 September 2012

GERALDTON WAX FLOWER

Chamelaucium uncinatum (Geraldton wax flower) is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing white or pink flowers June-November. The name uncinatum means "hooked" in Latin, in reference to the tips of the leaves.The flowers (somewhat resembling those of the tea tree) last a relatively long time after cutting, making the plant popular in horticulture. It is widely cultivated throughout Australia, both in home gardens and in the cut flower industry. Purple-flowering cultivars have been developed.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

5 comments:

  1. I don't think I know this flower! Bright and beautiful:)

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  2. I have never heard of this before, it is pretty.

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  3. why do they call it wax flower?

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