Australian Native Plants

  Banksia petiolaris (Creeping Banksia)


Banksia petiolaris photo
Banksia petiolaris in bud

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

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Banksia petiolaris photo
Banksia petiolaris inflorescence

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

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CREEPING BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia petiolaris in Australia

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


Common Name
Creeping Banksia

Description
Banksia petiolaris is a prostrate shrub that ahs spreading horizontal stems. The leathery leaves are long and narrow with serrated edges, and grow upright from the stem and can reach 60cm in length. It produces yellow spikes of flowers in late spring and early summer. The plant does not have a lignotuber and regenerates from seed after bush fire. The fruit is a woody cone with up to 20 follicles containing the seeds.

Height
0.3m - 0.6m

Spread
2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soils in heathland sand plains

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia petiolaris is found on south coast of Western Australia, on a stretch east and west of Esperance.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:petiolaris
Common Name:Creeping 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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