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The scarlet banksia grows as an erect shrub or small tree, generally a...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
The scarlet banksia grows as an erect shrub or small tree, generally around 2–4 m (6.6–13.1 ft) tall, with little lateral spread. However, it can reach 8 metres (26 ft) in height, particularly in the vicinity of Albany. The trunk is generally single at the base before branching, and covered with smooth grey bark that is 2–5 mm (0.079–0.197 in) thick and lacking in lenticels. Peaking in the summer months, the pinkish-brown new growth is densely hairy. The oblong, cordate or obcordate
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Australian plants arrive at Cornwall's Eden Project - 13 May 2017
Kangaroo paws, proteas, banksias: they are all bizarre to our northern hemisphere eyes.” By bringing them into the Mediterranean Biome the team gambled that they would create a bit of a spectacle. “My 12-year-old son has no interest in gardening,” says ...
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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Phys.Org - 27 Feb 2015
The inflorescence of B.coccinea injects some colour into the landscape. Credit: Dr Anne Cochrane. Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found ...
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The 2015 Huntington Ball

Pasadena Now - 18 Sep 2015
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens held its 2015 Huntington Ball on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015. Hosted by the Rothenberg Family in honor of Jim Rothenberg's indomitable spirit, the black-tie gala brought together ...
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Wildflowers of the Great Southern

ABC Local - 22 Aug 2014
The ABC Great Southern wildflower photo competition has wrapped up for the year, and we had some stellar entries. Take a look through the gallery at wildflowers submitted by listeners and readers around the region. On roadsides, out in the paddocks ...
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What to plant in May | In the Green Room

Collie Mail - 17 May 2017
May is prime time to plant those leafy vegetables like cabbage and lettuce. Photo: iStock. The autumn weather is in full-swing, and now is the perfect time to sow those plants that like a bit of cold and wet to get off to a good start. In the southern ...
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A little bit of Latin grows a long way

Otago Daily Times - 02 Jun 2011
A species' name may be in honour of a person - banksias commemorate plant collector Joseph Banks, who travelled with Captain James Cook - the plant's characteristics or its native name, as in alchemilla, a corruption of alkemelych, the Arabic name for ...
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Exploring botanical names requires a trip through history

Houston Chronicle - 02 Dec 2016
Back home, he became a patron of botany and the namesake for the South African banksias. The rose cultivar 'Lady Banks' honors his wife. Lady Banks, of course, was not in the picture when her future husband was cavorting in the South Pacific.

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