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Family Proteaceae

Banksia integrifolia Coast Banksia

A tall shrub to a small tree with yellow flowers. The leaves are shiny dark green above and silvery underneath and broadly elongate, the margin are usually smooth, but sometimes irregularly serrated at the top. New growth is covered in short silvery hairs.

Habitat: Sandy soils, along the cost and inland in open forest

Flowering: Summer to winter, but some flowers at other times

Distribution: Along the coast from S. Qld. to Victoria. Commonly planted in parks.

Distribution: NSW north coast along coast and tablelands to Victoria. There are three subspecies, which occur in different areas within this range.

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