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Banksia marginata
2014-10-09 11:35:34

Banksia marginata is a species of tree or woody shrub. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Silver Banksia. B. marginata is a member of the Proteaceae family. The trees are found commonly in southeastern Australia, specifically ranging from the Eyre Peninsula to north of Armidale and east and west throughout Tasmania and the islands of Bass Straight. Habitats of the Banksia...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree...

Banksia grandis
2014-10-09 11:29:41

Banksia grandis is a tree species; however stunted growth could classify the plant as a spreading shrub. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Bull Banksia, the Giant Banksia or the Mangite. B. grandis is is a member of the Proteaceae family and can be found in southwest Western Australia. The Banksia grandis species is typically found measuring between 16 and 32 feet tall. It...

Banksia elderiana
2014-10-09 11:22:51

Banksia elderiana is a shrub species. The species is most commonly referred to as the Swordfish Banksia. The plant belongs to the genus Banksia and is a member of the Proteaceae family. B. elderiana is a tangled and bushy shrub that grows up to a height of 10 feet, with new growth covered in dense brown fur. The stiff, linear narrow leaves are long and curled. They measure 6 to 16 inches...

Banksia dentata
2014-10-09 11:20:05

Banksia dentata is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Tropical banksia. B. dentata is a member of the Proteaceae family. The tree is found across northern Australia, southern New Guinea and the Aru Islands. The Banksia dentata tree typically grows to approximately 23 feet tall. The tree’s leaves are considered large and measure up to 8.7 inches long. The...

Banksia cuneata
2014-10-09 11:16:30

Banksia cuneata is a flowering plant species. The species is also commonly referred to as the Matchstick Banksia. It is an endangered species belonging to the Proteaceae family. It belongs to Banksia subgenus Isostylis, which is a subgenus of three closely related Banksia species with flower clusters that have dome-shaped heads instead of the standard Banksia flower spikes. The name Matchstick...

White Polled Heath
2014-10-09 11:02:38

The white polled heath, known as the Moorschnucke is Germany, is a breed of domestic, landrace sheep from northern Germany. This breed is thought to have originated after crossbreeding a plain-wool landrace breed with the German grey heath and was separated from the horned variety of white sheep that shares its family in 1922. Today it is typically raised in high moor regions or dry grasslands...

Hebridean Sheep
2014-10-09 10:25:28

The Hebridean sheep, often called the St. Kilda sheep in the past, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Hebrides in Scotland. The last native individuals of this breed were known to live on only Uist Island and many of these were taken off the island in the 1880’s to be given to various estates in England as ornamental animals. Eventually the remaining flock of Hebridean...

Banksia brownii
2014-10-07 11:55:31

Banksia brownii is a shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Feather-leaved Banksia or Brown's Banksia. B. brownii is found growing in Australia. B. brownii usually grows upright and measures between 3 and 10 feet tall. However, it can also grow as an openly branched small tree up to 20 feet high or as a low-spreading shrub. The bark is smooth and thin with a...

Banksia acanthopoda
2014-10-07 11:51:23

Banksia acanthopoda is a species of shrub from the genus Banksia. It is a part of the Proteaceae family. B. acanthopoda is a spreading shrub that can grow as high as 7 feet. It has stems covered in fuzzy hair when young, that becomes smooth upon maturity. Its leaves are long, thin and curved, with serrated leaf margins. The leaf is a dark green color on the upper side, while white and...

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Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.