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Hairpin banksia immature and maturing flower spike The distinctive inflorescences contain hundreds of individual flowers - each of which consists of a tubular perianth made up of four united tepals, and one long wiry style.<br />
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These images are separated by 12 weeks, the first being in December 2019 and the second in March 2020. <br />
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Hairpin banksia immature and maturing flower spike

The distinctive inflorescences contain hundreds of individual flowers - each of which consists of a tubular perianth made up of four united tepals, and one long wiry style.

These images are separated by 12 weeks, the first being in December 2019 and the second in March 2020.

15 cm length

    comments (3)

  1. Wonderful idea to do this before and after, both beautiful and educational. Posted one month ago
    1. So glad you enjoyed Ferdy - and hopefully others as well - I really love this sort of thing. My days are full of observations like this! Especially these days, a great distraction in such daunting times. Posted one month ago
      1. I love observations with attention to detail, keep them coming please :) Posted one month ago

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The hairpin banksia is a species of woody shrub, of the genus ''Banksia'' in the family Proteaceae, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils.

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

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Uploaded Apr 8, 2020. Captured in 28 Janet St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.