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Leptospermum polygalifolium seed pods Quite common on the floor of woodland, forest, heath, and along streams from the south coast of New South Wales up to Cape York in far north Queensland and extending beyond the inland ranges, for a distance of up to 500 km.           <br />
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A shrub growing 2 - 3 m tall. It has very smooth bark and persistent fruits that may remain on the bush until a fire event. Leaves are about 5 - 7 mm long and 1 - 2 mm wide and have a faint eucalyptus aroma.<br />
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Seed pods 10 mm diameter. <br />
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Each flower just 10 to 15 mm in diameter. <br />
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Leptospermum polygalifolium seed pods

Quite common on the floor of woodland, forest, heath, and along streams from the south coast of New South Wales up to Cape York in far north Queensland and extending beyond the inland ranges, for a distance of up to 500 km.

A shrub growing 2 - 3 m tall. It has very smooth bark and persistent fruits that may remain on the bush until a fire event. Leaves are about 5 - 7 mm long and 1 - 2 mm wide and have a faint eucalyptus aroma.

Seed pods 10 mm diameter.

Soft whispers of spring Australian east coast native Leptospermum polygalifolium with its spring time flush of beautiful little flowers, truly a very pretty sight and loved by the bees. <br />
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Each flower just 10 to 15 mm in diameter. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108271/leptospermum_polygalifolium_seed_pods.html Australia,Flora,Geotagged,Leptospermum polygalifolium,Macro,Myrtaceae,Myrtales,Spring,Tantoon,botany,new south wales,plant,white flowers


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  1. Gorgeous pods! They look like copper jingle bells. Posted 28 days ago

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''Leptospermum polygalifolium'', commonly known as tantoon, is a species of shrub of the family Myrtaceae native to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Six subspecies are recognised, though there is significant intergradation between them.

Similar species: Myrtles, Evening Primroses.
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Feb 5, 2021. Captured Dec 24, 2020 15:09 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm