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