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.
''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