13 November 2006

Backhousia myrtifolia

Commonly called Grey Myrtle according to my reference book, but I've never heard anyone call it that.

Such a beautiful shrub or small tree. It grows along my creek banks and is flowering in abundance this year, so much so that the creek's upper storey is white with blossom, and sooo attractive.

It doesn't appear to have any perfume to speak of and its leaves when crushed release a pleasant enough aroma, very faint, nothing like its relative the lemon myrtle. Posted by Picasa

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