Acorn Banksia

Acorn Banksia
Acorn Banksia | Mangati | Banksia prionotes

If you love the endangered Carnaby Cockatoos you have to love the Acorn Banksia too. A favoured snack by the giants of the sky the banksia is a beautiful addition to many a nature lovers garden in WA. The fuzzy, muppet seed heads are a flurry of activity when in bloom, popular among bees and insects as well as birds.

Endemic to:

Found endemically along the coast and inland between Perth and Katanning in Yamatji and Noongar countries.

It blooms:

Flowering in February – August, Bunuru – Djilba (Noongar), Burnarra- Wandangga (Yamatji) - they carry us through the wetter months where not much else puts on a show.

References:

Unknown, 2011, A list of plants used by Carnaby’s black cockatoo. https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/plants-animals/threatened-species/carnabys/Plants_used_by_Carnabys_black_cockatoo_20110415.pdf
Unknown, 2018, Sharing Yamaji Knowledge, Education Resource for Schools. https://www.nacc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sharing-Yamaji-Knowledge-Education-Resource-low-res.pdf