Banksia coccinea or Scarlet Banksia.
Belongs to the Protaeceae family and is an erect shrub/small tree 2-4m high, branchlets have woolly white hairs. Leaves are leathery rounded and toothed. The flowers are spectacular scarlet being made up by the flower base itself which is grey and then the styles which are the brilliant red. The styles are arranged in rows on the squat spikes – winter, spring, summer blooming. Found naturally from Albany to Hopetoun in Western Australia, this particular plant was photographed in Kings Park Perth in Western Australia.

I live in beautiful Western Australia, where we are lucky to a wonderful diversity of wildflowers, many of which appear in my portfolio.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture.

  • Thank you, much appreciated

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • andrachne
    andrachnealmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully frozen in time!

  • Thank you most kindly

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image of the beautiful bloom !

  • Thank you again Trish

    – kalaryder

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowalmost 3 years ago

    oh my, this is quite spectacular kala — a fav for sure!

  • Thanks Harry, most kind

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 3 years ago

    Cool flower and capture Kala.

  • Thanks Rosalie, the showiest of the Banksias :)

    – kalaryder

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Such a great looking flower!!!

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Never seen one of those, great capture and info!

  • Thanks Roddy, the queen of the Banksias I think :)

    – kalaryder

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