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Old Man Banksia
Old Man Banksia (Banksia serrata) is best known as the bad Banksia Man in May Gibbs' stories of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
It can found along the Eastern Coast of Australia from Melbourne to southern Queensland and inland to the coastal ranges. It flowers from Summer to early Autumn.
Banksia serrata is not destroyed by fire; it regrows from lignotubers underground, epicormic buds under its bark and seeds.