Description Swamp Fox Banksia is an upright shrub with hairy stems that grows to about two metres tall. The leaves are narrow from 1.5 cm to 3 cm in length and only about 1 mm wide. It produces ball-shaped clusters of golden brown flowers about 3cm to 5 cm in diameter in winter and spring. The flowers produce large amounts of nectar and like most banksias is attractive to birds. The fruit is a woody cone with up to about seventy follicles. The fruit retains the dead flowers giving it a hairy appearance. The plant does not have a lignotuber and is killed by bush fire.
Height 1m - 2m
Spread 1m - 2m
Habitat grows on sandy soil in marshes, swamps and seasonal wet areas
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Banksia telmatiaea is found on the west coast of Western Australia from south of Perth to about half way between Perth and Geraldton.