Australian Native Plants

  Isopogon anemonifolius (Broad-leaved Drumsticks)


Isopogon anemonifolius photo
Isopogon anemonifolius, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Isopogon anemonifolius in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Broad-leaved Drumsticks

Other Names
Drumsticks

Description
Broad-leaved Drumsticks is a small to medium shrub producing conspicuous clusters of globular yellow flower heads in spring and summer. The globular or barrel-shaped seed pods give rise to their common name of "Drumsticks". The leaves are divided into many linear segments and grow to 10cm long. The flower clusters are about 35mm across. Isopogon anemonifolius makes an attractive garden species and was one of the first Australian plants cultivated in Europe in the late 18th century. Isopogon is a genus containing about thirty five species, all of which are found only in southern half of Australia.

Height
0.5m - 1.5m

Spread
0.5m - 1m

Habitat
heath, open forest, woodland.

Propagation
Propagation from seed is relatively easy. Cuttings of hardened, current season's growth also strike successfully.

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Distribution
eastern New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Isopogon
Species:anemonifolius
Common Name:Broad-leaved Drumsticks