New Banksias and Old….

While camping at Balnarring Beach Foreshore, a friend (Antoniette) and I photographed the local Banksia flowers stems and seed pods. When left undisturbed the Banksias can grow to large tree-size specimens and attract many birds, mammals and insects.

Banksia Flower Spike, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Banksia Flower Spike, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Banksia Seed Pods, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

Last year’s Banksia Seed Pods, Balnarring Beach, Victoria

2 responses to “New Banksias and Old….

  1. I love banksias, they are my absolute favourite of all Australian plants. Nothing not to like about them, and the pods are fantastic things. Honeyeaters love them. I planted a narrowleaved ericifolia here (Riverina) but it died over the summer. I might try again later, but they do seem to prefer plenty of water. My old place in Canberra had some that took off after every thunderstorm and downpour.

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    • Thanks for the comments Sue, I like Banksias too, very photogenic and a great representative of the complex Australian flora…many banksias won’t seed unless a fire passes by…when flowering they attract many honeyeaters to your garden so definitely persevere with establishing them in your garden…

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