Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae. Iconic Australian wildflower and popular gardenplants, they are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting “cones” and can vary from prostrate woody shrubs to trees up to 30 metres tall. They are generally found in a wide variety of landscapes; sclerophyll forest, (occasionally) rainforest, shrubland, and some more arid landscapes, though not in Australia’s deserts.

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