Bottlebrush flower, Johannesburg 2007
Bottlebrush plants (named for the distinctive shape of their flowers) are native to Australia but are very happy in South Africa where they adorn road verges and gardens. They range in size from ground-hugging shrubs to trees of 10m or more and are members of the Myrtle family. This one lives in a friend's garden in Johannesburg and was at the height of its flowering cycle when I visited just over a year ago.
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