We had a few comments yesterday--okay, two comments--asking about the white, nutty-looking things in this photo.
We're assuming they weren't referring to Roxy...BOL!
They are the seed capsules of Callistemons.
Known locally as Bottlebrush trees.
You can see how they got that name.
As they are native drought-resistant plants, that come in many sizes and colours, we have a variety in our garden.
They also attract birds--Honeyeaters.
(That we chase away.)
Below is one ready to flower, it will leave the woody
seed capsules behind.
Amazingly, the seeds can stay in the capsules for years.
Some will open after a bushfire to reseed.
The tree that Roxy was behind is our Mystery Tree. We planted a Banksia--and that grew instead!