Australian Native Plants

  Banksia verticillata (Granite Banksia)


Banksia verticillata photo
Banksia verticillata at Banksia Farm, Mt Barker, WA. The bird is a New Holland Honeyeater.

Photograph by MainlandQuokka. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




GRANITE BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia verticillata in Australia

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


Common Name
Granite Banksia

Other Names
Albany Banksia

Description
Granite Banksia or Albany Banksia is a shrub growing to three metres or less commonly a small single trunked tree to five or six metres tall. In some exposed areas it is lower growing and sometimes prostrate. The leaves are narrow elliptical growing to about 9 cm long and about 1 cm wide. It produces spikes of yellow flowers in summer and autumn. The fruit is a woody cone with up to a hundred follicles. Honeyeaters frequently visit the plant in flower and are a major pollinator.

Height
1.5m - 6m

Spread
4m

Habitat
grows on sandy loam around granite outcrops and in rock crevices

Wildlife Interest
birds

Distribution
Banksia verticillata is found on southern coastal areas of Western Australia around Albany.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:verticillata
Common Name:Granite 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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