DAY 148 (31 AUGUST) – Crimson bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) (Vejer)
These bright loo-brush trees are so much fun. This one is opposite a local supermarket. I wasn’t surprised to learn they are native to Australia – as so many of the plants here in Andalucia seem to be.
They were introduced to England in 1770, though I don’t remember ever seeing one there…
Indigenous Aussies used the flowers for a natural energy drink and the oil, according to one source, can bring “a tranquil healing vibration” to a room. Hmmm.