Calytrix tetragona   Common Fringe Myrtle Endemic

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The annoying wisps of what look like hair which often cross a Calytrix flower could be removed carefully but they are actually part of the calyx (extensions of the sepals). There were quite a few shrubs of this species none of which were in full flower in the more southerly latitudes of Tasmania. This species is one of the most cultivated Calytrix shrubs in gardens and can be white or pink.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 5th September 2007

Added on 19th April 2008, updated November 15th 2008, updated 10th March 2010, updated 15th July 2015

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