Australian Acacia, commonly called Wattle. Our national colours of green and gold were selected from this ubiquitous plant.

Australian Acacia, commonly called Wattle. Our national colours of green and gold were selected from this ubiquitous plant.

Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae. An Australian wildflower easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting cones" and heads. Despite the large number of flowers per inflorescence, only a few of them ever develop fruit. The fruit of Banksia is a woody follicle embedded in the axis of the inflorescence. These consist of two horizontal valves that tightly enclose the seeds.

Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae. An Australian wildflower easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting cones" and heads. Despite the large number of flowers per inflorescence, only a few of them ever develop fruit. The fruit of Banksia is a woody follicle embedded in the axis of the inflorescence. These consist of two horizontal valves that tightly enclose the seeds.

Spring has Sprung! Kangaroo-Paw [Anigozanthos manglesi; Family: Haemodoraceae] in flower - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Spring has Sprung! Kangaroo-Paw [Anigozanthos manglesi; Family: Haemodoraceae] in flower - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

life & flora fantastic - Australian "Acacia" or commonly 'wattle' - our national flower emblem

life & flora fantastic - Australian "Acacia" or commonly 'wattle' - our national flower emblem

Sturt's Desert Pea flowers, a native of all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria. Floral Emblem of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Sturt's Desert Pea flowers, a native of all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria. Floral Emblem of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

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