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Banksia
Banksia
Banksia
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Key Facts About Banksia

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Bull banksia
Banksia grandis
Bull banksia
Bull banksia (Banksia grandis) is an evergreen shrub that will grow from 3.5 to 7 m tall. It blooms in summer with creamy white flowers that attract bees, butterflies and nectar-eating birds. The 30 cm long cylindrical flowers take up to 10 years to flower from seed.
Old man banksia
Banksia serrata
Old man banksia
Old man banksia (Banksia serrata) is an evergreen tree that will grow to 9 m tall with a 4.5 m wide spread. Native to Australia. A good choice for coastal regions, it is often found growing behind dunes. Blooms from spring to summer with showy, creamy to yellowish brown flowers. Prefers dry, sandy, well-drained soil and can tolerate light frost and wind. Attracts a variety of birds and butterflies.
Coast banksia
Banksia integrifolia
Coast banksia
Coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia) is an evergreen tree that will grow from 3 to 9 m tall. It blooms in fall with yellowish green flowers that attract hummingbirds. Blossoms are fragrant and smell like baked bread. Fast growing and salt- and drought-tolerant, it is a perfect tree for coastal areas. Prefers full sun and dry, well-drained soil.
Silver banksia
Banksia marginata
Silver banksia
Silver banksia (Banksia marginata) is a hardy flowering plant from southeastern Australia. It takes on many forms. Most commonly, silver banksia grows as a small shrub, but at times can take the form of a tree, reaching up to 12 m tall. Aboriginal Australians used the nectar as a sweet treat and the wood to make sewing needles.
Creeping banksia
Banksia repens
Creeping banksia
Banksia sceptrum
Banksia sceptrum
Banksia sceptrum
Yellow lantern banksia
Banksia lemanniana
Yellow lantern banksia
Banksia nobilis
Banksia nobilis
Banksia nobilis
couch honeypot
Banksia dallanneyi
couch honeypot
Parrot bush
Banksia sessilis
Parrot bush
Prostate banksia
Banksia gardneri
Prostate banksia
Banksia neoanglica
Banksia neoanglica
Banksia neoanglica
Firewood banksia
Banksia menziesii
Firewood banksia
The firewood banksia is native to Australia and found only in the western region of the country. It grows predominately in the deep sands of coastal plains. Firewood banksia is known for its unique flowers which can be seen in pink, red, or yellow. These flowers produce large amounts of nectar and attract a variety of wildlife, especially honeyeater birds.
Scarlet banksia
Banksia coccinea
Scarlet banksia
Scarlet banksia bears a unique red flower that is attractive to nectar-feeding birds like hummingbirds as well as florists for cut flower arrangements. The long straight stems are ideal for bouquets. Scarlet banksia is sensitive to bushfires and does not regenerate after being scorched.
Banksia littoralis
Banksia littoralis
Banksia littoralis
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Key Facts About Banksia

Attributes of Banksia

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Scientific Classification of Banksia

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Exploring the Banksia Plants

8 most common species:
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More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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