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.
Influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in the coastal neighbourhood and overseas. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!