Banksia: A Golden Wildflower

24 Apr

Banksia Spinulosa

Australia is blessed with some delightful and unusual wildflowers. Among these are the Banksia.

There are many varieties, but this is one of the two main types that grow in our park.

It’s called Banksia Spinulosa. Since it flowers from April until September, we now face many months in which we may admire its beauty.

These are quite spectacular when fully out, especially when there are three or more flowers  in close proximity.


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8 Responses to “Banksia: A Golden Wildflower”

  1. davidprosser April 24, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    It looks like a very pretty bottle brush Margaret.
    xxx Super Sized Hugs xxx

  2. Odie Langley April 24, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Unique and beautiful.

  3. lyndasharp2 April 25, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Winter flowering Banksia? Reminds me of the wintering yellow jasmine in UK.

  4. Linda Visman - wangiwriter April 26, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    We have two banksia varieties in our yard. Lovely!
    When we go to different coastal places, I almost always pick up one dropped and open banksia “banksia man” to add to the bowl of them I have on the coffee table. 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

      What a lovely idea! We have old man Banksias as well as Spinulosa variety growing in the park. Beautiful!

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