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Firewood Banksia Another example of the unique and intriguing flora within this country. Native to Western Australia. A tree growing to 8 m in height with a gnarled trunk and serrated leaves. Inflorescences such as seen here are tomentose, covered with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs, yellow, pink or red, 8 x 12 cm. Each inflorescence consisting of many separate flowers. In bloom autumn through to winter - April to October. This cut specimen seen in New South Wales. <br />
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Firewood Banksia

Another example of the unique and intriguing flora within this country. Native to Western Australia. A tree growing to 8 m in height with a gnarled trunk and serrated leaves. Inflorescences such as seen here are tomentose, covered with matted or tangled, soft, woolly hairs, yellow, pink or red, 8 x 12 cm. Each inflorescence consisting of many separate flowers. In bloom autumn through to winter - April to October. This cut specimen seen in New South Wales.

    comments (5)

  1. Absolutely lovely! Posted 9 months ago
  2. Spectacular flower, Ruth! Thanks so much for sharing the incredible wildlife of Australia. Out of reach for many of us, but you bring it closer. Posted 9 months ago
    1. My pleasure. Posted 9 months ago
  3. Wow fantastic bloom and nice DOF and comp. Great job! Posted 9 months ago
    1. With thanks Stephen, glad you enjoyed. Posted 9 months ago

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''Banksia menziesii'', commonly known as firewood banksia, is a species of flowering plant in the genus ''Banksia''. It is a gnarled tree up to 10 m tall, or a lower spreading 1–3 m shrub in the more northern parts of its range. The serrated leaves are dull green with new growth a paler grey green. The prominent autumn and winter inflorescences are often two-coloured red or pink and yellow, and their colour has given rise to more unusual common names such as port wine banksia and strawberry.. more

Similar species: Proteales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 9, 2018. Captured Jun 10, 2018 10:18.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm