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Out near Echo Point in Morton National Park there are lots of what we commonly call Old Man Banksias growing. The botanical name is Banksia Serrata. It is a medium sized tree with thick gnarled and crinkled bark and large flowers.
As it is spring here the new flowers are coming out and the main photo shows a new flower just started.
The flowers grow large and then the spent flowers stay on the trees for a year or more - see the WS for spent flowers and another new one. The old flowers and seeds need to stay on the trees because they only germinate after fire. Last years fires resulted in lots of new banksia plants.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3873 W: 102 N: 11216] (46851)
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