banksia banksia


  • (n) any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seeds


  • Huge flowers adorn gnarled banksia trees so old they would have been sprouting when Caley passed by.

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  1. "I am delighted that this award recognises the positive contribution by members of the community to protect Australia's natural and cultural heritage," Mr Howard said. "Congratulations to all Banksia finalists on your exceptional contribution...
    on Jul 22, 2006 By: John Howard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I was out walking, over in Western Australia, with my cousins," Gibbs said in an interview. "We came to a grove of banksia trees and sitting on almost every branch were these ugly . . . wicked little men."
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: May Gibbs Source: The Australian

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