Friday, July 21, 2006

Banskia


The Banksia's are flowering at the moment, named after Sir Joseph Banks who was the botanist with Captain Cook and when they discovered Australia on Cooks round the world voyage.
A pretty strange flower full of necter and much loved by honey eaters and the smaller possums alike. I dont think my flowers look much like them but done under the small tree they were on while I walked.
Also the dead cones were made famous in the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie stories by May Gibbs as the "Bold Bad Banksia Men"

1 comment:

Jan said...

Great Banksias, Penny. I love their undicsiplined nature. Actually that's why I love many Australian plants - all so undisciplined!

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