The Old Man Banksia (Banksia serrata) is a native Australian plant in the Proteaceae family. It is also known as the Saw Banksia. It is native to Western Australia.
It has woody seed cones with green serrated (saw-like) leaves. The flowers have grey-green buds that turn yellow.
The Old Man Banksia grows to 10-12 metres (33-39 feet) high. Banksia can be trees or shrubs.
It flowers in summer and autumn from November to March.
Photographed in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, February 2018.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls