Here’s an interesting one for you (well, they’re all interesting to me at least), I was out in the field a few weeks back doing a follow up on the Fairy Bells work I’ve been doing the past couple of years (see: insert link). One of our monitoring sites is in the middle of the Goulburn River National Park under some power lines, semi-regular mulching of trees under the power lines had allowed a lot of the mid story species to flourish including the Fairy Bells.
Another species doing well was Fringe Myrtle (Calytix tetragona) a small shrub with white to pink flowers with the distinctive calyx remaining after fertilisation ranging from yellow to dark red.
While mapping out the extent of Fairy Bells on site I came across another Calytrix, smaller flower heads and much smaller and much more numerous leaves, while it too keyed out as Calytrix tetragona there were enough morphological differences to assume I was looking at 2 different species. There is another species of Calytrix in New South Wales which occurs north west of Narrabri. A sample has been sent off for formal identification, I’ll leave this one up to the experts to figure out.