Banksia laricina Fruit by kalaryder

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The Rose-Fruited Banksia (Banksia laricina) is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia endemic to southwestern Western Australia. It derives its specific Latin name from larix or larch, which its foliage is said to resemble. The common name comes from the striking fruits which resemble wooden roses. Other common names are Rose Banksia and Pom-Pom Banksia.It grows as a woody shrub to 2 m high and wide with fine green foliage, narrow linear leaves to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long, flowering occurs in winter. The small yellowish inflorescences are unremarkable, resembling pom-poms, and are often hidden within the foliage. These are followed by the characteristic fruiting bodies, the follicles of which are bright green when young before fading to a brown-grey colour (Wikipedia).

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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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush
    BEAUTIFUL work
    .

  • Thank you Ann, they are so different, I love finding them

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful image of this unusual Banksia !

  • Isn’t a fun thing. Reminds me of little pouches all sewn up :)

    – kalaryder

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 3 years ago

    very cool image and interesting read, well caught!

  • orko
    orko7 months ago

    I´v never seen the fruit of it. Thank you for sharing your work.

  • I think the fruit is more interesting than the flower :)
    Thank you for your comment

    – kalaryder

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