Description The Creeping Banksia is a prostrate shrub with horizontal branches which spread below the surface of the soil. The leaves are very long and stiff and are held erect, growing up to 40 cm in length. The leaves are deeply lobed and have a distinctive almost fern-like appearance. The flowers are borne from horizontal stems in cylindrical spikes at ground level and appear to be growing out of the ground. The flower spikes are about 10cm tall and 7 cm in diameter. Flower colour is variable and varies from red to orange to pink. The plant has a lignotuber which can sprout new growth after bush fire damage. The fruit is a woody cone.
Height 0.3m - 0.5m
Spread 2m - 4m
Habitat grows in deep sand on sand plains, forest and mallee country.
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Creeping Banksia is found along the southern coast of Western Australia from Albany to east of Esperance.