Banksia blechnifolia F.Muell.

Prostrate shrub. Leaves alternate, 2.5-4.5 cm long, to 10 cm wide, with numerous deep lobes cut more or less to the midrib. Flower cone mostly 5-15 cm long, 7-8 cm wide, cylindrical. Perianth dark pink, creamy at the base, about 3 cm long. Style curving upwards. Fruit relatively few, 2-3 cm long.

This and related species are useful rockery plants.


B. repens is similar but with paler creamy pink flowers and unusual irregular leaf lobes.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Banksia L.f.