Melaleuca squamea or 'swamp honey myrtle' is a shrub of around 2 metres naturally occuring in swampy areas in South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is quite common and being used increasingly in cultivation where water tolerance is required.
Swamp honey myrtle may go unnoticed in the bush until spring when they give an impressive display of purple or pink globular flowers.
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)