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Pincushion pair This shrub with stunning and intriguing flowers was seen in the garden of a local house.<br />
Leucospermum pincushions are native to South Africa, and join many other plants from that area of the world that grow successfully here in Australia. <br />
The common name arises from the appearance of their lovely bright flower heads. Leaves are leathery, soft and hairy. Each flower head is 15 cm in diameter. Plants in this genus can grow to 5 metres, although some are low growing and mat forming. <br />
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Pincushion pair

This shrub with stunning and intriguing flowers was seen in the garden of a local house.
Leucospermum pincushions are native to South Africa, and join many other plants from that area of the world that grow successfully here in Australia.
The common name arises from the appearance of their lovely bright flower heads. Leaves are leathery, soft and hairy. Each flower head is 15 cm in diameter. Plants in this genus can grow to 5 metres, although some are low growing and mat forming.


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  1. What a perfect picture! Posted 11 months ago
  2. I echo Lisa! Amazing detail and focus! Posted 11 months ago
  3. Great shot! Posted 11 months ago

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Leucospermum cordifolium belongs to the protea family and is indigenous to South Africa.

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

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Uploaded Nov 22, 2018. Captured Nov 19, 2018 13:37 in 56 Pell St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm