Australian Native Plants

  Banksia integrifolia ssp integrifolia (Coast Banksia)


Banksia integrifolia ssp integrifolia photo
Banksia integrifolia flower spike

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Banksia integrifolia ssp integrifolia photo
Banksia integrifolia cone

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COAST BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia integrifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Coast Banksia

Other Names
Coastal Banksia, White Banksia, White Bottlebrush, White Honeysuckle

Description
Banksia integrifolia is a variable plant growing from a tall tree to 25 metres in height but can also be found as a small tree to five metres tall, or a large shrub in exposed areas. The plant is often upright when young, and at maturity may be less than 3m wide. The foliage is thick and leathery, dark green on the upper surface and bright silver below. The flower spikes are up to 12cm long, and pale yellow. The seed heads are dark brown, and may remain on the plant for several years. there are three subspecies - the other two are B. integrifolia subsp. compar, and B. integrifolia subsp. monticola.

Height
to 25m tall

Spread
to 3m

Habitat
grows on sandy soils and volcanic soils on coastal heaths, coastal cliff tops, river margins

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Distribution
found on east coast of Australia from southern Victoria, New South Wales, and south-east Queensland.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:integrifolia
Variety:'ssp integrifolia'
Common Name:Coast 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
  see A-Z list for more ...