Saturday, August 23, 2014

Botany picture #171: Banksia coccinea

Banksia coccinea (Proteaceae), Western Australia, 2012. To my great surprise I found this species being sold as a cut-flower in our little local supermarket just yesterday. Because my wife likes the genus so much I bought one of them and it is now sitting on our dinner table.

Also, we are rather proud that our five year old daughter was able to immediately identify it as a Banksia although she had never seen this particular species before.

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