Description The Coomallo Banksia is a dense spreading shrub that grows to about one metre in height. The leaves are linear and very narrow (only 1 mm wide) and grow from 3 cm to 10 cm in length. Ball-shaped clusters of pale cream or less commonly orange-brown flowers are produced in late autumn and summer. The flower style is purple. Old flowers remain on the fruit as it develops into a woody cone with up to fifty follicles.
Height 0.3m - 1m
Spread 0.5m - 2m
Habitat grows on sandy soil
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution B. lanata is found in a fairly small area between Eneabba and Mount Lesueur on the west coast of Western Australia between Perth and Geraldton