National Geographic : 1988 Feb
America. The banksias, named for botanistJosephBanks, who accompanied Capt.James Cook on his voyage ofdiscovery, dates from 65 millionyears ago. The heath-leaved banksia, seen from above, shows the star-burst design of theflower spike. The kangaroopaw grows naturally only in Western Australia,where it is the stateflower. The Darwin woolly butt is one of more than 600 eucalyptus species on the continent.Commonly known as gum trees, the eucalyptuses rangefrom the Snowy Mountains to the outback.