Australian Native Plants

  Banksia robur (Swamp Banksia)


Banksia robur photo
Swamp Banksia

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Banksia robur photo
Swamp Banksia

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




SWAMP BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia robur in Australia

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


Common Name
Swamp Banksia

Other Names
Broad-leaved Banksia

Description
The Swamp Banksia is a straggly, sparse shrub that grows to about two metres in height. The oval leaves are large and leathery growing up to 30 cm long and 10 cm wide, with finely serrated margin. New growth is covered in fine reddish brown hairs giving it a furry appearance. Flowers are yellow green cylindrical bottlebrush shaped spikes growing to 15 cm tall. Flowers are produced in spring, summer and autumn.

Height
1m - 3m

Spread
0.5m - 2m

Habitat
grows on sandy soils in swamps and seasonally boggy land

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Swamp Banksia is found in suitable habitat along the east coast of Australia from north east Queensland to the Illawarra region of New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:robur
Common Name:Swamp 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 ...