Western Australian Christmas Tree

So called because they flower around Christmas time, these trees were everywhere in Esperance (on the south coast of WA 720 kms from Perth). The botanical name is Nuytsia Florabunda and it is a parasite which feeds from other plants through root attachments, but aren’t they gorgeous?

Close-up of the flowers

On the coast they tend to be a bit stunted as in the first and last photos. But those further inland can grow quite tall.

At the Cape Le Grande National Park. This area had bad bushfires last Summer but everything is starting to sprout again.

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  1. What a beautiful tree. There are some very interesting ones where you live. Sun at Christmas would confuse me. It did when we were in California. SAndy

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