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
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.