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
Pig face Carpobrotus glaucescens Succulent groundcover found on coastal dunes, vital in the stabilisation of sands. It has fleshy three-sided leaves and bright pink daisy flowers from spring to autumn. Useful rockery plant.
June grass, Koeleria macrantha, is a widely-distributed prairie grass that flowers earlier than other upland grasses. It actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. Prefers full sun and dry, sandy, soil.
This Valentine's Day, why not forgo the rose for a native like craspedia? Better known as billy buttons, the flower was the first Phillip gave to Sarah, with guests at their wedding years later receiving seed packets to plant & remember them by