The (apparent) flowers on this one were superficially similar to the previous weedy-looking plant. However the leaves were very different. Denis Wilson noted it looked like new leaf growth on Banksia, and he's right. There was another similar one with old bottlebrushes on it. We speculated on a Banksia when we were looking at it, but we were misled by this new growth. Thanks to Denis for helping. By a very rapid process of elimination then, these are simply Banksia marginata, although seeming quite different to the tree form I have seen on mountains. No mystery at all.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Plants from Crescent Bay, Mt Brown area
OK, I admit this first one is a lichen, but it provides some bright colouration to the rocks of the foreshore. In places it looks like someone has painted the rocks bright yellow.