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.
Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock
Protea pudens x longifolia Delicate pink flowers produced in abundance make this lovely shrub glow in winter. Suitable for cut flowers, it can be grown in pots and containers (with Australian native potting mix)