Other Names Swamp Oak, Pungura, Western Swamp Banksia
Description The Swamp Banksia is tree or large shrub with rough grey bark growing to about 15m tall. The leaves are long and narrow, growing to 20cm in length, with widely spaced toothed lobes becoming closer together towards the leaf tip.. It produces cylindrical spikes of yellow flowers in spring and summer. The flower spikes are about 20 cm long and 7 cm in diameter. The fruits are typical Banksia woody cones with oval follicles which remain on the tree for several years. It is similar to the River Banksia (Banksia seminuda).
Height 5m - 15m
Spread 3m - 10m
Habitat grows in woodland and heath on peaty sand along watercourses and temporary wet areas
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution found in south west of Western Australia from Albany round to north of Perth.