Australia is one of the drier continents (Curiously, with all that snow, Antarctica is ‘drier’!) and many of our native flora and fauna have devised ways of minimising water loss.
Some Eucalypts (and many other species) have evolved flowers which have very little in the way of surface area that water can evaporate easily from and now have ‘waxy’, needle-like flowers that still can be seen from far away and can attract pollinators like birds and ants and bees.
(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂