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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