Cool! What the Hoot is this thing?

Rome, Italy

Hi All,

Found this awesome shot (not mine), wondering what the heck it is.. Anyone?

Thumbnail by dnlphillips
Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Looks like a Eucalyptus of some sort. (or something closely related)

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Looks like Eucalyptus macrocarpa http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/74324/

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Finally! A close up of a UFO!

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

PLEASE mark as solved if happy with id!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from Diana_K :
Finally! A close up of a UFO!


It's an IFO (Identified Flowering Object ;-)

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Well, I was hoping someone would critic my id suggestion.....

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from growin :
Well, I was hoping someone would critic my id suggestion.....


No need to, you've got it right

Resin

Perth, Australia

It is also known as Mottlecah or "Rose of the West" here in Western Australia, where it is endemic.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

It's quite a bold, striking plant from what I recall. grlwonder - have you seen them with a trunk?

Perth, Australia

I haven't seen one with a trunk, as far as I can remember. They generally grow in an untidy multi-stemmed shrubby sort of habit. They are quite striking in the bush - they have bigger, more silvery leaves than most eucalypts.

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