Western Australian Christmas Tree
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Nuytsia floribunda, more commonly known as the Western Australia Christmas tree is a 10 meter tall tree that is native to southwest Australia. It contains many unique and defining characteristics such as its parasitic roots and seasonal fluorescent, yellow-orange flowers. These characteristics evolved specifically to enhance the survival and reproduction rate of this organism. The parasitic roots capture more water and minerals for the tree, and its colorful flowers increase the chance of pollination by the numerous insects that inhabit Southwest Australia.
Photos taken by Bob Litchfield