I always say there is always something flowering in the Western Australian bush. It's mid summer here and the marri trees are flowering in the south west of Western Australia.
Corymbia calophylla - commonly known as Marri - is one of around 80 eucalypts which were transferred in 1995 from the genus Eucalyptus to the newly created genus Corymbia. The species was formerly known as Eucalyptus calophylla and that name is still preferred by some. Australian Native Plants Society
Marri is an indigenous aboriginal Noongar word. Growing to 40-60 metres tall they are not suitable for suburban gardens, but they shade a creek walk near where live. We walked along there this morning. The bees were buzzing in the Marri flowers and the cockatoos where having a good time high in the trees chewing on the new buds and cracking into last year's nuts.
Here below you can see the buds, the flowers, the nuts (commonly called honkey nuts) and nuts laying on the ground that have fallen after they have been cracked open by cockatoos.
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