Description Banksia gardneri var. brevidentata is a prostrate plant with horizontal branches that grows to about 20cm tall. The leaves have serrated saw tooth margins with teeth up to 5mm long. It produces spikes of orange brown flowers which grow to 10cm tall and 6cm in diameter in autumn and winter. The flowers grow from the base of the plant near ground level. The branches sometimes grow just under ground level and the flowers have the appearance that they are growing out of the ground. The flowers are followed by woody cones with follicles. B. gardneri var. gardneri is similar but has deeply lobed leaves and flowers in spring.
Height 0.2m - 0.4m
Spread 1m - 3m
Habitat grows on sandy soils on plains and woodland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution found in south western coastal areas of Western Australia north of Albany region. Has smaller distribution than var. gardneri