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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.

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  1. Absolutely lovely! Posted one year 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 one year ago
    1. My pleasure. Posted one year ago
  3. Wow fantastic bloom and nice DOF and comp. Great job! Posted one year ago
    1. With thanks Stephen, glad you enjoyed. Posted one year 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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Uploaded Jul 9, 2018. Captured Jun 10, 2018 10:18.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm