These ones you see below here are growing in a small bush block near my house. They always tell me that summer and Christmas is on its way.
Here is a closer look at some of the stages of the flower. The brilliant yellow inflorescences (flower spikes) occur from spring into summer and are up 5 cm (2.0 in) wide and up to 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) tall.
The last image is the nut stage. The 'eyes' burst open to release the seeds.
There are over 75 species of Banksia, all but one occurring naturally within Australia. The greatest concentration of species is found in Western Australia.
You can find some notes here at the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife - Dpaw.wa- Banksia notes
Thank you so much for stopping by. Do you have a favourite flower this time of year? Perhaps you would like to tell us about it in your comments. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Stay safe and have a wonderful week.
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