Florida foliage: The strange bottlebrush flower
I saw this weird phallic-looking flower on a tree/shrub (wasn’t sure.) Had to investigate to see what it was.
Floridians call it bottlebrush. It is indeed considered to be a shrub although, to throw a curve ball, it can also be considered a tree if it grows tall enough.
The bottlebrush shrub is actually native to Australia, where it is called Callistemon.
See more great photos of the bottlebrush flower here: