Banksia marginata

Common Name:

Silver Banksia



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Riverina, Snowfields (BCDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Drier forests, woodlands and heaths 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Tree to 8 m tall 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished from B. spinulosa by the lack of teeth on leaves. The blunt tips on the leaves distinguish it from B. integrifolia (B. integrifolia leaves have a more pointed tip) 1


Image: Mary Ellis

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria