Passion of Adam Borzy

Archive for April 4, 2013

The Floral Emblem Of Tasmania, Australia


In the past few weeks we have talked about the different floral emblems of Australia. Today, let’s talk about the floral emblem of Tasmania which is the Blue Gum or Eucalyptus globules. It was proclaimed as the floral Emblem of Australia last November 27, 1962. It was first seen by Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardiere last 1799. It comes from the family of Myrtaceae which is very common in Australia. This is found in Tasmania specifically the on King and Flinders Islands in Bass Strait and in southern Victoria.

blue gum

(more…)