Look, There’s an Old Man Banksia!

28 Dec

Margaret's Classic Posts

Old Man Banksai Old Man Banksia

Who loves Old Man Banksia?

These unusual small trees, native to Australia, flower on cones that remain on the tree as they age: unless birds intervene..

I’ve seen several species of birds that have been attracted by the large flowers. In this photo, one can just catch a glimpse of a Rainbow Lorikeet resting behind one.

Officially known as Bankia serrata, these natives flower from December until March each year.

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4 Responses to “Look, There’s an Old Man Banksia!”

  1. Julie Sopetrán December 28, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    It is the first time I see it this flower. Nice.

  2. philosophermouseofthehedge January 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    How interesting the flowers/cones stay on the trees. Cool.

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