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Australian Banksia


Banksias are members of the Proteaceae family, which has more than 1,400 species including Protea, Leucospermum (pincushions), Leucadendron and Telopea in addition to Banksia. Proteaceae is an ancient family, perhaps one of the oldest known groups of flowering plants. Scientific … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Paws, not just down under!


The Kangaroo Paws are known botanically as the genus Anigozanthos. The genus name Anigozanthos is derived from the Greek “anises,” meaning “unequal” or “oblique,” and “anthos,” meaning “flower,” in reference to the division of the floral extremities into six unequal … Continue reading

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