Description Banksia epica is a dense spreading shrub with grey bark and wedge-shaped serrated leaves. The leaves are about 2cm to 5cm long and to 15mm wide. The flower spike is yellow or creamy yellow in colour and about 20cm in length. and 10cm in diameter. The fruit is a woody cone with up to 50 follicles. This plant was recognised as a separate species as recently as 1988. It is similar in appearance to B. media (Southern Plains Banksia) but B. media has longer leaves and smaller flowers.
Spread 2m - 3m
Habitat found on sandy soil on coastal heath, cliff tops, and coastal sand dunes
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar, insects
Distribution Banksia epica is native to Western Australia where it is found on the south coast on the Great Australian Bight, east of Esperance.