How scary-looking is this seed pod? It's got 2 spiky fangs and is really chunky protection for the daintiest little winged seed. I wonder why this plant goes to such lengths to protect it's seeds?
Apparently it's a Hakea Sericea. I have 2 other types of pods here we've collected from the local area which are also kinds of Hakea, but quite different-looking, so it might be nice to group them for a botanical type painting.
The ants seem to like it, there were a lot of them wandering around my table while I was drawing.