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.

Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' Native Australian Flower

Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' part of the Proteaceae family with Yellow flowers flowering in Spring - early summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Australian natives in a cottage garden

Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome) - Australian native, ideal ground cover, prolific flowering, many colours available

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Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).

Once it sinks its roots into your clay, it will just laugh & go merrily forth to form an evergreen mass of deep green leathery leaves 10-15’ tall

Kennedia nigricans (aka Kennedya nigricans) “Black Coral Pea” Handles clay type soil and drought tolerant in zones 7 to 10

Chrysocephalum apiculatum. hardy Australian native plant

Ghostly-Grey Plants for Autumn

Native Australian Plants: Chrysocephalum apiculatum (grey leafed form) full sun to partial shade


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