Plantidote of the Day 2013-01-10 Updated!
Common net bush, one-sided bottlebrush
UPDATE: Thanks to reader LD, we now what this tree is, and there are links in the comments to more information! Thank you, LD!!!
I'm not sure what this is, but if it's as gray where you are as it is here, maybe just seeing some blue sky will be helpful. It sort of resembles a bottlebrush tree, but I have one of those and this is a bit different. Maybe a subspecies? Anyway, if anyone recognizes the flowers or leaves, let me know in a comment and we'll put together a longer piece. (Click on the image to enlarge it for better detail.)
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