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Bottlebrush

Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon

Related to Melaleuca

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The Stanford Quad

Bottlebrush

bottlebrush
April 8, 2015

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In the sixth grade, I attended a brand new school: Nova Elementary.
At a dedication ceremony that all the students attended, we planted a bottlebrush tree.
For this occasion, I wrote a poem in rhymed couplets. (I think it was part of an assignment.)
I remember it began,

"This is the story of what happened to me
On the day that we planted the bottlebrush tree."
(The next two lines rhymed "cold" and "bold".)

I cannot think of bottlebrush trees without thinking of that experience.

Now there is a bottlebrush, just outside of my building in the Stanford Quad.
It is depicted above.

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Bottle brush and sunbird

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Arusha, Tanzania
Summer 2010
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modified: April 18, 2015
created: April 18 2015 (from plumbago.html)
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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