Botanical Names

Below is some information from Wikipedia on the Genus and species of the natives we use in our arrangements:

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Banksia baxteri

“Banksia baxteri, commonly known as Baxter's banksia or bird's nest banksia, is a species of shrub that is endemic to Western Australia. It has greyish brown bark, hairy stems, deeply serrated leaves with triangular lobes and lemon-yellow flowers in an oval flower spike that grows on the end of branches.”

Arrangements used in: Amethyst # 3 & 6; Red Jasper #1; Lepidolite #3 & 5; Malachite #1.


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Banksia hookeriana

“Banksia hookeriana, commonly known as Hooker's banksia, is a species of shrub of the genus Banksia in the family Proteaceae. It is native to the southwest of Western Australia and can reach up to 4 m (13 ft) high and 3 m (9.8 ft) wide. This species has long narrow serrated leaves and large, bright flower spikes, initially white before opening to a bright orange that appear over the cooler months. The flowers are pollinated by honeyeaters. The ageing flower spikes develop woody seed pods known as follicles. B. hookeriana is serotinous — large numbers of seeds are stored in the plant canopy for years until the plants are burnt by bushfire.”

Arrangements used in: Amethyst # 4; Citrine #3; Pink Tourmaline #1; Ruby #2; Topaz #2;