Australian Native Plants

  Banksia media (Golden Stalk Banksia)


Banksia media photo
Banksia media inflorescences, Keilor Botanic Gardens

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Banksia media photo
Inflorescence of Banksia media, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia media in Australia

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


Common Name
Golden Stalk Banksia

Other Names
Southern Plains Banksia

Description
The Golden Stalk Banksia is a dense shrub to four metres or tree growing to about six metres in height. It has wedge shaped leaves with toothed margins. It produces cylindrical spikes of yellowish brown flowers which grow to about 15 cm tall and 9 cm in diameter in autumn, winter and spring. The flowers are followed by the fruit which is a woody cone with seed follicles. The plant does not have a lignotuber and is sensitive to bush fire, after which it regenerates from seed.

Height
2m - 6m

Spread
3m - 5m

Habitat
grows in sand or sandy loam on shrubland and woodland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Golden Stalk Banksia is found on south coast of Western Australia from Albany eastwards to Esperance.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:media
Common Name:Golden Stalk 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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