Slender Banksia

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We were walking in Bold Park a few days back and admired the Slender Banksia (aka Candle Banksia; Banksia attenuata). It has plenty of flowers at present, but the seed pods that form as the flowers die are also quite interesting.

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At first they just look like dead flowers, but then they turn into very strange shapes. Fans of May Gibbs’ stories about the Gumnut Babies will probably recognise them as relatives of the Bad Banksia Men.

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