Photo taken in Dunsborough in Western Australia
Banksia menziesii, commonly known as firewood banksia, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Banksia. It is a gnarled tree up to 10 m (35 ft) tall, or a lower spreading 1–3 m (4–10 ft) shrub in the more northern parts of its range. The serrated leaves are dull green with new growth a paler grey green. The prominent autumn and winter inflorescences are often two-coloured red or pink and yellow, and their colour has given rise to more unusual common names such as port wine banksia and strawberry banksia.

Featured in Snaptacular Group 23/01/2012


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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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  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, beautiful and colorful!!!

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 2 years ago

    So beautiful Kala, gorgeous image and plant.

  • Thank you Rosalie

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks Larry

    – kalaryder

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    gorgeous !!!

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • judith26
    judith26over 2 years ago

    Like the way you positioned the flowers and leaves in the shot with the sky as background (or backsky?)

  • Thank you for your kind comment

    – kalaryder

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture…………………………..Joyce!!

  • Thank you kindly

    – kalaryder

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thank you :)

    – kalaryder

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 2 years ago

  • You are most kind, thank you

    – kalaryder

  • GardenTripod
    GardenTripod9 months ago

    amazing image, have sent you a bmail:))

  • Thank you, sent one back to you :)

    – kalaryder

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