Inflorescence of Banksia. These Australian wildflowers are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads. Banksia flowers are usually a shade of yellow, but orange, red, pink and even violet flowers also occur.
Native to Western Australia. Flowers have a pungent sweetish scent similar to that of many species of Banksia, there are two subspecies, with both yellow and maroon flowered plants occurring in each subspecies.