Grevillea banskii - Proteaceae
Flowers of this family "present" the pollen. The pollen sticks to the stigma folded into pouches before it extends out offering the pollen to passing insects. To be able to perform this, this plant family cannot self-pollinate, and require active movement through insect, bird or other mobile organism.
Budding beauty on Devil's Peak. This is the last remaining population of Protea grandiceps, the Red Sugarbush, on the Peninsula. Although a relatively widespread species, it is Near Threatened (NT) due to its small, fragmented subpopulations and slow maturation, which makes it vulnerable to too-frequent fires.
My hakea is #flowering#hakea#salicifolia#proteaceae#grevilleoideae Not a native to my area, but a beauty just the same. The black Cockatoos love pruning the tree back at the end of summer to get at the hard nuts the tree grows. They leave a very neatly pruned tree as you can see.