Description The Fern-leaved Banksia is a shrub growing to about three metres in height. The stiff egg-shaped oval leaves sometimes have blunt tips and leaf margins are serrated towards the tips. It produces cylindrical clusters of lemon yellow bottlebrush shaped flowers in autumn and winter. the fruit are woody cones with up to eighty follicles containing the seeds. The plant has a woody lignotuber than regenerates new growth after bush fire damages the plant.
Habitat grows in a variety of habitats including open woodland, swamp margins, shrubland, coastal slopes
Distribution found on the eastern coast of Australia from around Wollongong New south Wales to around Rockhampton in Queensland.