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
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.