Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brush Boxes

Brush Box trees along the ridge of the old dune
are now flowering

and shedding.

This tree grows all over the place in SE QLD once you start looking and takes different forms according to the conditions. Like melaleuca, stunted here, giant there. See what Tatters says about the size these trees can grow. Apparently brushbox blossoms make for quite uninspiring honey and the timbre contains silica that bluntens steel tools. Somehow that seems to increase their appeal.