It’s been a bit of a trend on BPotD lately to feature plants with flower colours different than what is usually encountered. The cut-leaf banksia in today’s photograph illustrates the infrequently-found yellow-flowered variation of this species. The Flora of Australia Online describes the flower colour of Banksia praemorsa as follows: “Flowers red-maroon where exposed, otherwise pale greenish yellow, pink inside; limb greenish; rarely all yellow”. The typical red-maroon coloured flower can be seen on the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plant’s page on Banksia praemorsa.
The ASGAP page also explains the epithet praemorsa, which means “bitten off”. This is in reference to the leaves. Photographs of the leaves are available via FloraBase: Banksia praemorsa. This latter link also shows a detailed distribution map for this species, which is native to a strip of wooded or shrubby land along the southern coast of Western Australia.