Thursday, 15 September 2016


Chamaelaucium uncinatum, Geraldton wax, is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing white or pink flowers June–November. The name uncinatum means "hooked" in Latin, in reference to the tips of the leaves. The flowers (somewhat resembling those of the tea tree) last a relatively long time after cutting, making the plant popular in horticulture. It is widely cultivated throughout Australia, both in home gardens and in the cut flower industry. Purple-flowering cultivars have been developed, as shown by the photo.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Such a rich blossom! We know it only in pots, very small...

  2. The white circle around the flower gives the photo depth like it's popping out of the page, Nick.

  3. Beautiful blossoms, I learned a lot in a short post.