Acorn Banksia

Acorn Banksia 1

We noticed this Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes) flowering at Lake Claremont last week. It’s slightly ahead of the game, since the official flowering season is Feb-Aug. As you might have guessed, the plant takes its common name from the acorn shape of the large flower heads. It is fairly common in the southwest of Western Australia, in a band running from Carnarvon in the north, almost to the south coast.

Acorn Banksia 2


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