Parrot Bush

Parrot Bush 1

Another wildflower that we have seen in many parts of Perth recently is Parrot Bush (Banksia sessilis). This one is in the bush reserve at Blackwall Reach, on the south side of the Swan River. The flowers look quite striking when they are just opening (below). No wonder it used to be called Shaving Brush Flower.

Parrot Bush 2

It is a common plant in the southwest corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton to Albany. And here is why it is called Parrot Bush (though if you’re pedantic, that’s actually a cockatoo).

Parrot Bush 3

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