Banksia flowers are known for their distinctive cylindrical or cone-shaped flower heads that are made up of hundreds or even thousands of individual flowers. The flowers are usually a shade of yellow or orange, although some species have red, pink, or white blooms. Banksia flowers are very unusual in their appearance, with long, narrow styles that protrude from the flower head like spiky, brightly colored brushes. The styles are often covered in small hair, which give the flowers a fuzzy, almost tactile quality. Banksia flowers are rich in nectar and are a popular food source for birds, bees, and other native wildlife.