I am very familiar with the small shrub called Pink-bells (Tetratheca ciliata) because it is common in the forests of southern Victoria. Sometimes familiarity means you end up hardly noticing them even though they are a beautiful colour.
|Tetratheca ciliata Pink-bells|
The majority are pink but I have found white ones occasionally and they are very beautiful as well.
|Tetratheca ciliata Pink-bells (white form in bud)|
|Tetratheca ciliata Pink-bells (white form)|
Turns out it was Tetratheca bauerifolia Heath Pink-bells, a plant I'd never seen before and didn't even know existed. It's natural habitat is stony hills so the Brisbane Ranges National Park is the perfect spot for it. It has the same shy habit as T. ciliata but the leaves are in whorls around the stem and it is a shorter plant. The flowers are a much darker pink.
|Tetratheca bauerifolia Heath Pink-bells|