FOTD – September 23 – Couch Honeypot (Dryandra nivea )

This remarkable flower is a native of my state of Western Australia. It is commonly called the Couch Honeypot and is a member of the Banksia family (Banksia nivea) and has the synonym Dryandra nivea.

It grows as a low lying, ‘weeping’ bush up to a metre tall and can grow up to 4 metres wide (3 ft x 12 ft) with long, many-toothed leaves. 🙂

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand)lovewillbringustogether - Couch Honeypot5The flowers are waxy and cup-shaped (hence the name honeypot), have multi-stamens that spring out from inside the cup. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Couch Honeypot1This 2 metre (6 ft) wide example has numerous flowers hiding in the middle of the saw-like leaves.

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lovewillbringustogether - Couch Honeypot3The leaves are normally dark green on top and silvery green underneath, bit in certain angles of sunlight the green leaves develop a definite blue hue. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Couch Honeypot2A clear view of the honeypot shape. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Couch Honeypot6 Dryandra nivea

 

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – September 23, 2019 – Autumn Leaf

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