Heath Banksia

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Jill Fisher

Joined July 2009

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Small 10.6" x 8.0"
Medium 15.8" x 12.0"
Large 21.1" x 16.0"
Note: Image size. Matboard and frame increase size of final product

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  • High-quality timber frame finishes to suit your decor
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  • Exhibition quality box or flat frame styles

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Close up of Heath Banksia, Australian wildflower photographed after the rain in the Hunter Valley Ranges, New South Wales, Australia.

Canon 40D, Canon 70-200mm IS, F4, 1/200, ISO 400

Banksia ericifolia. Family: Proteaceae

Heavy producers of nectar, banksias form a vital part of the food chain in the Australian bush. They are an important food source for all sorts of nectariferous animals, including birds, bats, rats, possums, stingless bees and a host of invertebrates.

Banksia ericifolia grows in many varied situations, but is most abundant in heaths and woodlands. Its height, 2-5m, will depend on the harshness or otherwise of the conditions. The leaves are tiny and crowded, similar in appearance to European heath (Erica).

The flowers are in cylindrical spikes about 15 – 20 cm long, varying from orange to yellow. The hooked styles vary from red to black, being red with yellow tips when the brushes are newly opened. The dead flowers remain on the cone for a long time. The seeds are enclosed by woody valves hidden by the flowers.

This banksia is most important for bees and honey-eating birds, being one of the few winter flowerers. Small birds may disappear completely from a heathland where the Banksia ericifolia has been destroyed by fire.

Banksia ericifolia flowers from April to August.

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