Eucalypts, commonly known as gum trees, form an integral part of the Australian identity with the bush. From the children's song "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree" through to the distinctive smell of eucalypts to iconic paintings and photographs, eucalypts are an essential part of Australian culture, featuring in art, music and literature.
Eucalypts come in a great range of shapes and sizes – from tall trees to small shrubs. Eucalypts are a dominant part of the Australian flora. Eucalypts range across Australia – the only landscape they are completely absent from is the high alpine areas, though they are scarce in rainforests and in the arid interior of the continent, except where they find refuge along streams and in isolated ranges.
This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme.