Banksia seed cone

Banksia seed cone

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Caption: Menziesii banksia seed cone. Menzies' banksia (Banksia menziesii) is a shrub that produces large red flower spikes. After pollination the seeds are produced in this cone-like structure. It requires the heat of a fire for the seeds to be released. Such plants are called pyrophytes. Menzies' banksia is native to western Australia.

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