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The bottlebrush tree from
Australia is common in Southern California. It gets its name from the
way the stamens and pistils of a flower cluster radiate from the
branch, like colorful bristles of a bottle brush.
A different view of the flower spike shows how the flowers are arranged on the twig. Each flower has one pistil and many stamens.
Here are flower buds of new flower spike, and fruit from the previous spike.
The bottlebrush can become a fairly large tree when permitted.
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