Thursday, June 26, 2008

Swamp Banksia

Yesterday I went for a walk on a track immediately across the road from my house. The land here is on the edge of the Great Sandy National Park. At first the track crosses a flat section but then it climbs quite steeply up some rocky hills. The low lying land is covered with typical wallum vegetation.

One of the plant species found in this habitat is the Swamp banksia (Banksia robur). This banksia is from 1 to 3 meters tall and the flower spikes are 10 to 20 centimeters long. The flower spike is first green, then opens into a yellow color and finally fades to orange and brown. The change of color is most spectacular.

Banksia robur


  1. Just tuned in, great stuff mate, have you linked now.

  2. Thanks Duncan, I've been reading your blog for some time and it helped me get started.