Australian Native Plants

  Banksia laevigata ssp fuscolutea (Golden Ball Banksia)


Banksia laevigata ssp fuscolutea photo
Banksia laevigata var. fuscolutea Forrestiana Rd

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Banksia laevigata ssp fuscolutea photo
Banksia laevigata subsp. fuscolutea, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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GOLDEN BALL BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia laevigata in Australia

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


Common Name
Golden Ball Banksia

Description
The Golden Ball Banksia is a bushy shrub growing to two metres tall. It has grey bark. It has long narrow leaves with sharp saw toothed margins. It produces golden yellow ball-shaped clusters of flowers in autumn. There are two subspecies of B. laevigata - the other is the Golden Ball Banksia (ssp. laevigata) which has paler greenish yellow flowers.

Height
2m

Spread
2m

Habitat
the Golden Ball Banksia grows on loamy soils over laterite.

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
found north and east of Lake King (north west of Esperance) in south west Western Australia.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:laevigata
Variety:'ssp fuscolutea'
Common Name:Golden Ball 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 ...