Sensitive waratahs love some shelter from the afternoon sun
PERHAPS one of the most spectacular of all Australian native flowering plants is the floral emblem of New South Wales, telopea speciosissima.
Banksia Integrifolia cone: Australian flower (well it WAS)
The banksia integrifolia flower after it has expired... revealing the gorgeous 'spine' of the flower which turns into this lovely banksia cone. I've been fascinated with these cones since i was a kid. i love the patterns of these "Big Bad Banksia Men". borrowed friends Nikon D70
Australian Style - Identified
What is it about Australian style that's so easily identified when in another country? Yes, quite often it's the one's wearing a reasonably nice outfit , then chooses to wear a plugger with it because well.....it's the easiest most convenient option. Cringe. And of course theres the odd, dare we say it 'stretched out wife beater singlet' that apparently made a come back in main stream fashion around 2000. Daggy is quite often used to describe a quintessential Aussies style, although there…
Banksias are members of the Proteaceae family, which has more than 1,400 species including Protea, Leucospermum (pincushions), Leucadendron and Telopea in addition to Banksia. Proteaceae is an anci…
n. Australian Native Christmas Bells
Australian Native Christmas Bells. From late December to February the moist, sunny heartland areas of the east coast of Australia are aided in their floral display by the formal, stiff stemmed Christmas Bells. Arising from a small clump of stiff, grass-like leaves, the flowers vary in colour from red and yellow to orange and yellow or yellow and grow at the end of a stiff flower stalk.