Pink Eucalypt Flowers

While at my in-laws over Christmas, I noticed the local eucalypts were flowering, some pink, some orange, some red. Here's some of the pink ones.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 25th December 2008, This photo: 12:13pm

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  • Giorgos~ said:!! :-)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Ok, I feel stupid because I didn't know eucalypts flowered! And what amazing flowers!
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe that's 'cause the flowers are usually waaaaay up there at the top of the tree, but these were small trees :)
  • yinyang said:
    i thought they were peacock feathers or something from the thumbnails!
  • Margot- said:
    I've never seen eucalyptus flower before.
    I suddenly want some pink cotton candy.
  • kjbeath said:
    Looks very much like I think they may be of Western Australian origin, the local natives all seem to be white or yellow.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    from the thumbnail i thought this was an aboriginal painting
  • David de Groot said:
    haha thumbnails are deceptive ;-)
    They're a very pretty flower, and this variety is relatively large (for a eucalypt).
    You could be right. They were planted in the garden. I recall the river red gums from SA also flower like this (i.e. larger, more colourful, small trees).
    Quite likely they've influenced some way back ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    @greg when I first saw it from across the room my eyes told me I was seeing a paisley pattern, for a second
  • teejaybee said:
    Swamp bloodwood? Nuts close to the size of a golf ball? Very purdy :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah that's the one - huge gumnuts.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    amazing colour - i think i might have only seen them in bright red before?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah the more common ones are red/orange, I was surprised to come across some pink ones.