Description The Golden Ball Banksia is a bushy shrub growing to two metres tall. It has grey bark. It has long narrow leaves with sharp saw toothed margins. It produces golden yellow ball-shaped clusters of flowers in autumn. There are two subspecies of B. laevigata - the other is the Golden Ball Banksia (ssp. laevigata) which has paler greenish yellow flowers.
Habitat the Golden Ball Banksia grows on loamy soils over laterite.
Distribution found north and east of Lake King (north west of Esperance) in south west Western Australia.