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Banksia marginata

Silver Banksia

Family: Proteaceae

Banksia marginata is a rounded tall shrub or small tree up to 6m, but often dwarfed on heathlands.

The narrow leaves vary widely, from 2-6cm long, 3-10mm wide, toothed or entire. Younger leaves are deeply and evenly toothed. The underside of the leaves is a velvety white and the tip is usually cut off squarely.

The small yellow flower spikes of Banksia marginata are varied in length from 4-10cm long and 4-6cm wide. The styles are straight or curved slightly upwards, not hooked.

Banksia marginata flowers from February to July.

Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia

Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia

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 Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia

Banksia marginata - Silver Banksia

 

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