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The flora of both of these regions is totally distinct from the British flora, with plants often having downy foliage and flamboyant flowers. Here you can wonder at the large blooms of the South African king protea, Protea cynaroides, and compare it with the bottle brush-like flowers of Australian Banksia integrifolia. The stone plants, Lithops spp, and Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. ladysmithensis from South Africa will fascinate, as will the Australian kangaroo paws and grass tree (Xanthorrhoea glauca), among many others.