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Leptospermum sp. | by Tatters ✾
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Leptospermum sp.

Leaves aromatic when crushed - so called "Tea-tree",

but it is NOT the plant from which tea tree oil is obtained,

The common name tea-tree derives from the practice of early settlers of soaking the leaves of several species in boiling water to make a tea substitute.

 

Tea-tree oil extraction comes from Melaleuca alternifolia

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Taken on August 24, 2008