Australian Native Plants

  Banksia sceptrum (Sceptre Banksia)


Banksia sceptrum photo
Banksia sceptrum in flower, Kings Park

Photograph by Cas Liber. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Banksia sceptrum photo
Banksia sceptrum in bud, Kings Park

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Banksia sceptrum photo
Closeup of leaves of Banksia sceptrum plant in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

Photograph by Dcoetzee. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)




SCEPTRE BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia sceptrum in Australia

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


Common Name
Sceptre Banksia

Description
The Sceptre Banksia is a dense spreading shrub growing to six metres in height. The leaves are long and narrow oval-shaped with fine serrations on the edges. It produces very ornamental tall spikes of pale yellow flowers in summer and intermittently at other times of the year. It is a popular flower in the cut flower market and is also used as a dried flower. The plant has a lignotuber.

Height
2m - 6m

Spread
2m - 5m

Habitat
grows on and dunes and shrubland

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Banksia sceptrum is found on the west coast of Western Australia from around Geraldton to Shark Bay.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:sceptrum
Common Name:Sceptre 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 ...