Proteaceae, Banksia speciosa
I took these photos at the SF Arboretum. B. speciosia is shrub native to the coast of W. Australia where it grows in deep sand on coastal dunes. Typically it will grow to about four meters, but eight meter plants are not unheard of. Typically propagated from seed. A significant portion of wild populations have been affected by the fungus Phytophthora.
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