Bottle Brush

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho

The bottle brush, is an Australian native blossom. Bottlebrushes are Callistemons, a member of the Myrtacaea family (Myrtles) (Thanks LWBUT for the info). This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge Bottlebrush – and for Irene’s Macro Monday – Bottle Brush

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  1. aj vosse says:

    Red… to clean the palette… scrub that pale ale tub! 😉

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  2. I’ve seen these in Arizona. I really like them.

    janet

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    1. TCast says:

      Yes, they are pretty. Thanks for the comment, Janet.

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  3. Lwbut says:

    Beautiful photos – the bottlebrush are looking really fantastic this time of year here. 🙂

    While they might look a little similar to some banksia flowers, bottlebrushes are Callistemons, a member of the Myrtacaea family (Myrtles), while banksias are from the Protaceaea family of plants. 🙂

    Banksias are closely related to the Waratah which can also be found in this shade of red.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for the info. So is the Banksia different from the Bottle Brush?

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      1. Lwbut says:

        Banksias are certainly a different thing and the come in a far greater range of colours, shapes and sizes. 🙂

        If you grasp a bottlebrush it generally feels soft and velvety – if you grasp a banksia flower they are much firmer and are almost like a hard plastic hair brush. The banksia spike before it flowers is a very thick, slightly ‘furry’ rod that grows at the end of a branch with a lot of hard spiky leaves underneath it. The bottlebrush sends out those small round flower pod capsules along an end section of a branch and the tree leaves are much softer and usually smaller than those of the banksia, which often have very serrated spikey edges to them, a little like a holly leaf. 🙂

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        1. TCast says:

          Thanks so much LWBUT. Great lesson. 👍🏼😀

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    2. TCast says:

      So what do I have here? This is the bottle brush, right? Because it looks like one.

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      1. Lwbut says:

        Yes! 🙂

        Some banksia flowers can look a little like them – from a distance – but when you get close there are many small differences.

        I have not seen many banksias that flower that deep of a red colour? Not in WA anyway.

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        1. TCast says:

          Yes, nice bright red!

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  4. Lovely Fantansic I love it!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks much Williams!

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      1. I loved to know you more!

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  5. Irene says:

    I love bottle brush flowers and these are such a lovely deep red. Great macro shots. 😊

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Irene. There’s so many in my street. But the problem is… it causes hayfever.

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      1. Irene says:

        I am suddenly glad they don’t grow around here except in conservatories. 😉 Still pretty, though.

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