Telopea speciosissima - New South Wales Waratah. Photographed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, along the Grand Canyon Loop Trail.

New South Wales Waratah (Telopea speciosissima). Photographed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, along the Grand Canyon Loop trail.

A gorgeous pink waratah flower.

A gorgeous pink Waratah flower. (I had never heard of this flower. It grows in Australia.

red waratah by Julie Hickson - pod and pod gallery

From an initial drawing, Julie makes a pochoir stencil which she then uses to make limited edition prints.

Waratah Botanical Illustration ~ Australian Geographic Magazine Issue 130-0

Waratah Botanical Illustration is the first in a series of 8 paintings featured in the Nature Watch section of Australian Geographic Magazine Issue 130

love the modern starkness of the scientific botanical illustration. Waratah, Telopea speciosissima     Port Jackson Painter  Watercolour, c1788 - 1797, © Natural History Museum  Watling collection. The Waratah has been the official floral emblem of New South Wales since 1962.

design-is-fine: “ Waratah, Port Jackson Painter/Watling collection, Watercolour. The waratah is New South Wales’ official floral emblem.

✯ Banksia Coccinea, Western Australia

GOD IS SIMPLY AMAZING! Banksia coccinea, Western Australia The Scarlet Banksia can still be found in a few nature reserves and national parks in the SW of Australia. It flowers in spring. It is to a minor extent grown for cut flowers, too.

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