Bottlebrush blooms just opening - Genus Callistemon
Most photos of blooms of the various species of this genus show the fully opened 'brushes' whose shapes give this genus its common name. This shot shows a progression of buds in various stages of opening.
Callistemon species are all endemic to Australia, but they grow in temperate conditions which allow them to be cultivated in many other locations. They thrive in conservatories as shrubs or small trees.
DP072-2015 Posted Friday, March 13; processed March 12 from photo taken ditto
Seen in the Temperate House, Conservatory, Hidden Lake Garden, Michigan
Title: Bottlebrush blooms just opening - Genus Callistemon