Look, There’s an Old Man Banksia!

Old Man Banksai
Old Man Banksia

Who loves Old Man Banksia?

These unusual small trees, native to Australia, flower on cones that remain on the tree as they age: unless birds intervene..

I’ve seen several species of birds that have been attracted by the large flowers. In this photo, one can just catch a glimpse of a Rainbow Lorikeet resting behind one.

Officially known as Bankia serrata, these natives flower from December until March each year.

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Margaret Lynette Sharp

I studied Short Story Writing and Freelance Journalism for a total of five years when I was younger, but it's only lately that I've tried to make a go of it as a professional. I have written eleven books now, all published by Amazon Kindle, and most also published as paperbacks by Createspace and available on the Amazon web-site. Several Sydney libraries have copies of some volumes, and they are currently on loan.My books are all listed by Goodreads. The total number of ratings of my titles there is in excess of 80, with an average of 4.4 stars. I am happily married to Ronald Sharp, the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. He has consistently encouraged me to write, and has spent much time in editing, compiling, and designing the covers of each book. I'm keen on swimming, love animals, and appreciate good music and art.

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