Sieber's Paperbark

Melaleuca sieberi

Notice the distinct twisting of the leaves at their point of attachment. Presumably this is a strategy to reduce evaporation by presenting only an edge to the heat of the sun.
This flowering is the first since the area was mulched down to the ground in November 2005 for bushfire reduction.

Scale in cms.

Created on ... October 10, 2007

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