Australian Native Plants

  Banksia oblongifolia (Fern-leaved Banksia)


Banksia oblongifolia photo
Dwarf Banksia

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Banksia oblongifolia photo
Dwarf Banksia

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.

Banksia oblongifolia photo
Dwarf Banksia

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.

Banksia oblongifolia photo
Dwarf Banksia

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




FERN-LEAVED BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia oblongifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Fern-leaved Banksia

Other Names
Rusty Banksia

Description
The Fern-leaved Banksia is a shrub growing to about three metres in height. The stiff egg-shaped oval leaves sometimes have blunt tips and leaf margins are serrated towards the tips. It produces cylindrical clusters of lemon yellow bottlebrush shaped flowers in autumn and winter. the fruit are woody cones with up to eighty follicles containing the seeds. The plant has a woody lignotuber than regenerates new growth after bush fire damages the plant.

Height
0.1m - 3m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
grows in a variety of habitats including open woodland, swamp margins, shrubland, coastal slopes

Propagation
seed, cuttings

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
found on the eastern coast of Australia from around Wollongong New south Wales to around Rockhampton in Queensland.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:oblongifolia
Common Name:Fern-leaved 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 ...