Australian Native Plants

  Banksia grossa (Coarse Banksia)


Banksia grossa photo
Banksia grossa, North of Badgingarra

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Banksia grossa photo
Foliage of Banksia grossa, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia grossa photo
Banksia grossa, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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




COARSE BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia grossa in Australia

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


Common Name
Coarse Banksia

Description
Coarse Banksia is a shrub growing to about 1.5 metres in height. It has coarse narrow leaves growing to 12cm long but only 3mm wide. Although the leaves are narrow they are quite thick and fleshy from upper surface top lower surface. It produces reddish brown spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. flower spikes are about 7 cm tall and about 9 cm in diameter. The old flower spikes develop into woody clusters. The plant has a lignotuber that can regenerate new growth after damage by bush fire.

Height
1m - 1.5m

Spread
1.5m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soils on heathland and shrubland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Coarse Banksia is found on the western coast of Western Australia between Perth and Geraldton.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:grossa
Common Name:Coarse Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  Banksia baueri
  Banksia baxteri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
  Banksia brownii
  Banksia burdettii
  Banksia caleyi
  Banksia candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
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