Australian Wild flower – Banksia

Looking down on a Banksia flower
Location: Coombabah Conservation Park. Gold Coast Australia

Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae.

These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily

recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting “cones” and heads. Wikipedia

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When the flowers die off the seed cones appear

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When the flowers die off the seed  cones appear

Banksia seed pod

Yakity Yak Yak Yak !! Banksia cone with mouths wide open.
Australian Wildflower

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