Weeping Tea-Tree


 

Scientific name: Leptospermum madidum

Leptospermum madidum is a small tree native to Australia. They can grow up to a height of 4 metres and have bright green, sharp-tipped small leaves and white flowers.

They are commonly known as ‘Weeping Tea-Tree’ because early Australian settlers used the tree’s leaves to make tea as they are rich in antioxidants and ascorbic acid. The trees are usually found near river as they thrive in wet habitat.

 

Water Lily


Scientific name: Nymphaea spp.

There are about 70 different species of water lilies in the world. These aquatic plants are commonly found in temperate and tropical climate. Interestingly, water lily’s scientific genus name is Nymphaea, which is in derived from Greek and Roman mythology’s deity, water nymph.

Water lily has been recognised as a symbol of peace, chastity, perfection and beauty. As such, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has adopted white and blue water lily as their national flower respectively.