Banksia hookerina (2) by kalaryder

Banksia hookerina or Hooker’s Banksia is found naturally from Geraldton to Shark Bay in Western Australia. It is a 2-3m tall shrub with attractive grey foliage and orange-brown bark, with young growth has a coating of pale grey gdown. The leaves are 10-12cm logn, very narrow with small triangular teeth cut almost to the middle. Conical flowerheads around 8cm long almost as wide open mainly from late winter into summer are are goldenyellow with white down on the unopened buds. (Australian Nativ Plants, Random House)
Found in Kings Park Perth, Western Australia
Featured in Blooms (All Seasons) Group 19/10/11

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  • kenhay
    kenhayover 3 years ago

    A very nice capture and description, Kala.

  • Thanks Ken, I really like the orange in these banksias

    – kalaryder

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 3 years ago


  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured !

  • Thank you Trish

    – kalaryder

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kala.

  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work … Congratulations on your feature October 19th, 2011!

  • Thank you very much Evita

    – kalaryder

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Awesome!! Just so beautifully captured!!

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