Native Bunch | Out of Africa
Last week we found a very interesting looking little flower and couldn't resist incorporating it into our Posies and Bunches. A Protea known as Paramonus reflexus which fascinatingly had two types of foliage one almost like the foliage of a Leucadendron and the other foliage farther down the stem like the seaweed foliage of the Protea blushing bride. Most interesting is that it looked very much like our Australian Banksias but is so soft to touch unlike our Banksia which is why some are called brushes! Another name for this Protea is Staden's sceptre named after Marthinus van Staden who was one of Sth Africa's early settlers in the 1600's and was the first to map a track through the valley. He must have marvelled at the African flora of Protea, Ericas and Orchidaceae unlike anything in his homeland.
We loved how the Stadens added a touch of mellow yellow to our Posies which you can find on our past flowers page at https://www.nativebunch.com.au or check out the photo below of the lovely banksia-like flowers.
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