Banksia – Naturally Australian

A popular native Australian plant found in many home gardens is the Banksia.

Of the 173 species all but one occur naturally in Australia. It was named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) a noted botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook up the east coast of Australia in 1770. He is believed to be the first European to have taken specimens of this plant.

Banksia

Banksia ericifolia – a common species found in many gardens

Banksia, Candlestick

Banksia – Candlestick is a popular hybrid species, also found in many Australian gardens

Banksia, Candlestick

Banksia, Candlestick

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