Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)
best known of the genus, Telopea speciosissima
is an erect slender shrub growing up to 3 m high in the wild.
the leaves are obovate
to spoon-shaped, 8-25 cm long to 6 cm wide, leathery, strongly veined appearance, with toothed like edge.
spring flowers are red, up t0 250
per dome-shaped head, growing up to 15 cm in diameter and surrounded
by a conspicuous ring of bright red bracts, that grow up to 9 cm