The answer to my question is : HAIRPIN Banksia

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callumjames90

who gave the answer

HAIRPIN BANKSIA

Banksia Spinulosa

Banksia spinulosa

Distribution Map
Family: Proteaceae
Distribution: Open forests and woodlands of the coasts and mountains of New South Wales and Queensland.
Common Name: Hairpin Banksia
Derivation of Name: Banksia…after Sir Joseph Banks.
spinulosa…from Latin spinulosus; bearing spines.
Conservation Status: Not considered to be at risk in the wild at the species level.

General Description:

Three varieties of B.spinulosa are recognised; var. spinulosa, var. neoanglica and var. collina. All are small to medium shrubs with stems which arise from a lignotuber. The main difference between the varieties is the width and degree of serration of the leaves. Var.spinulosa is found in several disjunct populations between southern New South Wales and North Queensland, var.neoanglicais found on the New England plateau and var.collina is found in coastal New South Wales north from Sydney. Some intergrading occurs where the ranges overlap.

 

http://asgap.org.au/b-spi.html

 

Story Challenge : Letter E – Emu

EMUS

IUCN: Least concern

• A large, flightless bird, the emu is the second largest bird after the ostrich. Emus can grow up to 1.9m tall.

• Emus ingest large stones to help them break down their food.

• Female emus will lay up to 15 dark green eggs into a nest built by their mate.

http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/content/animals/our-collection.aspx

The Emu (play /ˈmjuː/ or /ˈm/;[5] Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu

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