Southern Blechnum Banksia

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Banksia
Species: blechnifolia
Main Flower Colour: Orange

Description

The Southern Blechnum Banksia is a prostrate spreading shrub with horizontal stems and fern-like leathery leaves that give the plant its specific name. The leaves are about 30cm long and up to 10cm wide with deep triangular lobes and a prominent mid-vein. The orange-brown flowers grow in dense cylindrical spikes at ground level in late winter and spring, and appear to be growing straight out of the ground. The 15cm tall flower spikes fade to grey as the flowers age. The fruit is a woody cone with large follicles. This banksia does not have a lignotuber, regenerating from seed after bushfire.

Flowering start in September and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is orange. Flowers at ground level, large fern-like leathery leaves.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1805

Created: 24 Jul 2014 - Member - Barry H (WA)
Updated: 26 Jul 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Stirling Ranges NP, WA

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