Pin cushion Hakea
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|The Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina) is well named. The flower head is dense and spherical with the styles poking out from the reddish centre, looking like an old fashioned sewing pin cushion, about 50mm diameter. Originally from the south coast of Western Australia, it is now used as a small street tree in Europe and North America. It is very hardy and resists frosts. Hakeas are members of the Proteaceae family, along with Banksias. It reproduces by seed and is killed by fire as it has no lignotuber. It is a great insect and bird attractant, as well as a very nice small tree all around.|
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Originale valorisation du sujet, remarquable par sa finesse, mais l'éclairage me semble un peu trop fort.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Beautiful flower.Nice colour.Well managed light and sharpness.Nice BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
A beautiful photo, presented very artistically. The colours and details are lovely. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Your macro images about the flowers and plants from the South West of Australia are amazing. This image here is no exception.....Excellent contrast and lovely colors.