Sunday, March 15, 2009

Banksia Serrata


I saw these unusual Australian & Tasmanian plants at the arboretum last week. In the first photo, doesn't it look like one has eyes and a mouth?


- Karen

14 comments:

RuneE said...

They reminds of something out of The Muppet Show or something similar! Very special.

roentarre said...

Karren, the images look scrumptious! I would love to have some of that myself.

I remember these nuts are originally from Hawaii somewhere.

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Sue said...

Plant or animal, you could have fooled me. Very unusual.

Adrian LaRoque said...

An unsual plant, at least for me!

OregonArtGuy said...

Really cool shots Karen - nice,
Bill

Jim said...

Looks like captain caveman.

dot said...

They look like some kind of strange monsters.

Sharkbytes said...

I thought you were pulling my leg, except I recognized the Banksia genus so I kept reading. Great pics!

AVCr8teur said...

All: Thank you all for your comments.

RuneE/Jim/Dot: I was trying to find words for this interesting plant and I think you have hit the nail right on the head...Muppet, Capt. Caveman, Monster pretty much sums it all.

Roentare: I didn't know you can eat the seeds. I'll take your word for it. :P

Sue: Definitely, plant or animal says it all.

betchai said...

the plant look strange, it is like it grows clams on its branch.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh geesh how did i miss this one, looks so funny