28 November 2011

Banksias

Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W.  According to Australian National Botanic Gardens, there are 76 Banksia species. All but one occur naturally only in Australia, and were named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), who, in 1770, was the first European to collect specimens of these plants.








17 comments:

Jeanne said...

WoW Carole! That is sch an amazing looking "flower". Never saw anything even similar to that. Hope your weekend was lovely! Jeanne

the cuby poet said...

These strange plants are extraordinary to my eyes. This is the first Oz blog I have alighted on so I'll be back. Do come by mine sometime.

One said...

When I saw the thumbnail in Creative Exchange, I thought it was a photo of maize. Looks like it is more 'amaizing' than that!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, those are so COOL!!!

Ellie said...

These are very unusual looking plants, love your pictures.

lisa said...

What an unusual plant Carole, and such gorgeous color in the last one here. This must have been fun to photograph!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

the cuby poet said...

signed up as a follower :)

Geke said...

Another one of the amazing flowers you have in Down Under. I saw these in Perth. Love them.

Kim, USA said...

Looks like corn but the color is different of course. It's beautiful!

The Barn

Jan Castle said...

What a great looking flower...almost like my duster - LOL! Wonder...do they have a smell?
TFS
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Nadege, said...

Wow, they are amazing.

Pat said...

What a fantastic plant!

Judy said...

Amazing shape to the blossoms! I wonder why that one species originated somewhere other than Australia...

Sharyl said...

I remember Banksias too! Oh, Carole, you all have ALL the good stuff!

NixBlog said...

Great shots of this native flower!
You may like to contribute to Floral Friday Fotos meme?

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Ida said...

Wow! You have some amazing plants and photo's. This one is really cool looking.

Heather T. said...

Oooh! I think I drew one of those in my Australian-themed koala drawing...