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Leptospermum scoparium

In family Myrtaceae. Common name – Manuka

This floriferous shrub is plentiful on Maatsuyker Island, and it is thought that its mass of white flowers during spring and summer may have been the inspiration for discoverer  Abel Tasman to bestow the name “Maatsuyker” (meaning “measure of sugar” in Dutch) when he first encountered the group in December 1642.  355 more words

Australian Native Plants

Manuka - Leptospermum scoparium

Culture & History

Despite being perhaps one of the more important native plants in New Zealand, for most of the 20th century Manuka was viewed as a noxious weed. 632 more words

History

Tuesday's answers

Monday’s questions were:

1. Who wrote Died in the Wool?

2. What is Leptospermum Scoparium?

3. DINKIE stands for Double income No Kids – what do… 168 more words

Diversions

Monday's quiz

1. Who wrote Died in the Wool?

2. What is Leptospermum Scoparium?

3. DINKIE stands for Double income No Kids – what do… 19 more words

Diversions

Manuka, Kanuka and Tea Tree Essential Oils

Three different species of Myrtaceae growing in the Antipodes are the Australian Tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia and two from New Zealand called Manuka Leptospermum scoparium… 580 more words

Aroma & Aromatherapy