Close-up of Inflorescence of Matchstick Banksia: Banksia cuneata [Family: Proteaceae] - an endangered plant from Western Australia. The matchstick-like appearance of individual flowers in the late-bud-stage gives rise to the common name.
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.
*AUSTRALIA ~ Flying over salt fields between Dampier and Karratha,WesternAustralia.The colours are breathtaking.Dampier Salt is an Australian salt company located in the North West Region of Western Australia.