So this week i’m dedicating my FOTD to Australian Natives. 🙂
Day 6. Freshwater Paperbark
Also known as a swamp paperbark it is another member of the Myrtle family of plants, as evidenced by their spindly thin petals and leaves, the paperbarks are quintessentially Australian. 🙂
They get their name from the fine, thin bark that has a slightly leathery, papery quality which can be peeled off (it often peels itself!) from the trunk in thick layers which can be used for holding food like a plate or can be used as a liner for a wire hanging basket, or can be divided finely into paper thin sheets for artwork.
I found this young beauty about to burst out in a beautiful display of white fluffy flowers.