Australian Native Plants

  Banksia pilostylis (Marsh Banksia)


Banksia pilostylis photo
Banksia pilostylis, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

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




MARSH BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia pilostylis in Australia

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


Common Name
Marsh Banksia

Description
The Marsh Banksia is a bushy shrub that grows to four metres in height. It develops cylindrical spikes cream or greenish yellow scented flowers in spring, summer and autumn. the flower heads grow to about 12 cm tall. The leaves are long and narrow with saw-toothed margins. It is similar in appearance to Banksia media.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
2m - 4m

Habitat
grows on deep sandy soil on plains and mallee country.

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
the Marsh Banksia is found on southern coastal areas of Western Australia inland from Esperance.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:pilostylis
Common Name:Marsh 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 ...