Family: Proteaceae (Protea family).
The fruit can remain unopened on the plant for many years. They open after a fire, or when the parent dies, to release the seeds.
When not in flower, Bushy Needleood can be confused with Spreading Wattle. Both have sharp, needle leaves. Some differences:
Photo 1: Two fruits of a dead Bushy Needlewood. The fruit have opened to release the seed. Castlemaine.
2: Green Gully Road. Glenluce. 3: Planted specimen in a Castlemaine nature strip. Pink-flowered forms are often selected by nurseries.