Sunday, April 5, 2009


Banksia marginata Silver Banksia, Honeysuckle
HABITAT: Dry open forest on shaly loam, around sandstone outcrops and steep rocky slopes.
FLOWERING: April-July

11 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Interesting flower, and one that I have never seen. I would be tempted to plant it in my garden, if it weren't potentially an invasive exotic -- always a possibility here in Florida to be weary of. I was marveling at the melaleuca on my ride up to Ft Myers Florida -- we still have vast forests of them, although we cut them all down in the preserve where I work.

Denise said...

That is so beautiful to me and so unusual. Love blogging, you get to see the neatest things. Thanks for the great photo!

Tink *~*~* said...

I bet it looks like corn on the cob from far away! :)

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VALKYRIEN said...

That is so qute! Look like a advanced brush! But too pretty to use!

Tarolino said...

What a sophisticated bottle brush. No seriously it's very interesting. It looks cuddly in a way. I feel an urge to stroke it.

Judy said...

I have seen banksia flowers a couple of times, but I still wonder at the shape and colour of them!! Wonderful!!

Laerte Pupo said...

This is a unusual flower.I like it.
Thanks for posting to TODAY'S FLOWERS.

Arija said...

Nice shot, I love them whenthe buds are just unfurling.

kazu said...

This flower with the strange shape.
But very beautiful!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Lilly,

Very intersting take!
Wonderful flower that I never saw!
Thanks for posting!

Luiz

Lanny said...

Very different. So many different things.