Description The Golden Stalk Banksia is a dense shrub to four metres or tree growing to about six metres in height. It has wedge shaped leaves with toothed margins. It produces cylindrical spikes of yellowish brown flowers which grow to about 15 cm tall and 9 cm in diameter in autumn, winter and spring. The flowers are followed by the fruit which is a woody cone with seed follicles. The plant does not have a lignotuber and is sensitive to bush fire, after which it regenerates from seed.
Height 2m - 6m
Spread 3m - 5m
Habitat grows in sand or sandy loam on shrubland and woodland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Golden Stalk Banksia is found on south coast of Western Australia from Albany eastwards to Esperance.