Australian Plants and Flowers, Nature
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Colours of winter # 3 – Mungyt

Flowering Banksia menziesii Yanchep NP

The splendid firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii) is a rather gnarly tree of the Proteaceae family that grows on the sandy coastal plains of  Western Australia’s mid and central west regions. It flowers in autumn and winter after a lengthy process in which the inflorescence changes from a bare brown cone to a spectacle of more than thousand brightly coloured flowers.

Firewood Banksia menziesii Yanchep National Park Western Australia

Firewood Banksia menziesii Yanchep National Park Western Australia

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Thank you Sreejith, just the look of those tiny yellow and orange flowers is fantastic. They simply make me happy every time I see them! Very stark contrast with the cone after flowering though.

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