I came across these beautiful Banksias during a walk in the local Botanic Gardens.
Banksias are native to Australia; and were named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820 ), who, in 1770, was the first European to collect specimens of these plants. Banks was a botanist aboard the Endeavour with Captain James Cook during his voyage of discovery up the east coast of Australia in 1770.
There are 173 species of Banksia.
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