Look says Trim, this flower is the Flower of Sydney. ‘Banksia Ericifolia’ or ‘Lantern Banksia’. The flower is named after Joseph Banks, a naturalist and botanist who picked it for the first time in 1770 when he arrived in Botany Bay in Sydney with explorer Captain Cook. It’s a Lantern Flower, a Wonder Lantern. If you walk through the city with this Lantern you’ll see Wonders of Sydney that are invisible to others. Minette and Trim both pick a Banksia Lantern and off they go.
To be continued …
Source: City of Sydney