Eucalyptus platypus (Moort)
I kept seeing the masses of flowers on this Eucalypt and could not think of its name. The flower display had me fooled as I have not seen such a prolific flowering like it is this season. Eucalyptus platypus is a popular tree around here, being used in wind breaks and as screening plants. It wasn’t until I went to photo the tree that I realised what it was.
It is named Eucalyptus platypus because the flower stem and buds resemble the foot and claws of this Australian Native animal.