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West Australian waxflower Photographed in the garden - the profusion of long lasting, unique waxy flowers is the outstanding feature of this iconic plant. <br />
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Geraldton waxflower is one of our natives, endemic to the west of the country. Growing from 2 to 5 m in height.<br />
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Each flower 10 to 15 mm diameter. <br />
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West Australian waxflower

Photographed in the garden - the profusion of long lasting, unique waxy flowers is the outstanding feature of this iconic plant.

Geraldton waxflower is one of our natives, endemic to the west of the country. Growing from 2 to 5 m in height.

Each flower 10 to 15 mm diameter.

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''Chamelaucium uncinatum'', the Geraldton waxflower, Geraldton wax, is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing white or pink flowers June–November. The name ''uncinatum'' means "hooked" in Latin, in reference to the tips of the leaves.

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

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Uploaded Sep 10, 2021. Captured Sep 2, 2021 14:33 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO500
  • 41mm