Australian Native Plants

  Banksia pulchella (Teasel Banksia)


Banksia pulchella photo
Banksia pulchella, Kings Park

Photograph by Cas Liber. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




TEASEL BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia pulchella in Australia

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


Common Name
Teasel Banksia

Description
The Teasel Banksia is a dense spreading shrub growing to about a metre in height. The leaves are short and narrow up to about 13 mm in length. It develops spikes of very showy orange flowers with long yellow styles in spring and winter and intermittently throughout the year. The flower spikes are about 2cm in diameter. After flowering it develops cones with spherical seed follicles. It is a food source for honeyeaters and possums.

Height
1m - 1.5m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
grows in sandy soil on coastal sand hills and sand plains

Propagation
seed, cuttings,

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
Teasel Banksia is found on the south coast of Western Australia around the Esperance area from Fitzgerald River National Park east to Israelite Bay.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:pulchella
Common Name:Teasel 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
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