The flower of the Coast Banksia, Banksia integrifolia
Source: Museum Victoria
Botanical name: Banksia integrifolia
Banksia cones can be soaked in water to extract the nectar and make a sweet drink.
Coast Banksia is found in primary dune scrub and coastal woodlands. It grows in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.
This tree grows 10–20 m tall and 5–10 m wide. It requires well-drained soil and summer watering to become established. The bark becomes gnarled and fissured with age. It is a useful plant for controlling dune erosion.