Banksias in Australia


I came across this most unusual plant in Australia. It is called Banksia and apparently, there are over 170 species of this plant in Australia. some of them grow into shrubs/bushes, whilst others grow into trees. Amazing flowers these, and here I will share a few photos I took.

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Photos taken by @claudiaz
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Lovely shots!


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Looks unusual but also very interesting. How big is that... thing?


about 15-20cm high @reinhard-schnid

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Indeed it is special, even the leaves are special!
Love this, thanks for sharing @claudiaz.


@joelai you are most welcome glad you enjoyed them.

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These are so beautiful!! Hope to see more @claudiaz!


soon I will post more, I have taken so many photos on this trip which now need to sorted! at least I will have a lot of new material to share :)


Yay, that would be great!

That is stunning! So many interesting plants Down Under.


There are and I dont have enough time to travel all over and see them all, hahaha

Beautiful flowers, their colors are very subtle @claudiaz


yes @mirla indeed they are!

Wonderful banksia images @claudiaz They make excellent subjects for photography don't they?


love them, and each one is so different in the way it opens and flowers! @trudeehunter

Oh yesh, I love these Banksias ! They are VERY australian and VERY gorgeous :D


they are lovely indeed @veryspider

WoW! Nice shots! Crazy plants & really extraordinary beautiful flowers! Do the bees come to these flowers? Are these plants poisonous?

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no not poisonous and yes the bees do visit them. @careassaktart


The honey from these must be delicious! 😉 Are these plants used in medicine?

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Some really nice shots here. I'm sure you have come across all sorts of interesting plants and wild life as you travel around Australia. Looking forward to seeing even more of them.

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