The National Library Magazine

Our quarterly magazine
June 2012

The National Library Magazine coverOn the cover:

Ellis Rowan’s freshly plucked bunch of flowers contains Banksia marginata and Banksia ericifolia subsp. ericifolia. The word marginata comes from the Latin marginatus (bordered) after the lower surfaces of the leaves, which often appear to have a border as a result of curved margins. Ericifolia comes from Erica, a genus of heaths in Europe and Africa, and the Latin folium (a leaf) after the leaves’ resemblance to those of some species of Erica. Read about the origins of the names of other banksias.



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