Botanical Name: Banksia ericifolia ssp. ericifolia
Common Name: Heath-leaved Banksia
Banksia: Named after Joseph Banks
ericifolia: named after genus Erica because of similar leaf shape (European Heath)
Habitat: In heath, woodland and dry sclerophyll forests on sandstone.
Habit: Shrub 2 – 5m high.
Leaves: Small and crowded.
Flowers: Orange, up to 20cm in height
Flowering time: Winter
Range: From Jervis Bay to Queensland.
Important food source for nectar feeding birds in the winter months.
Found on sandstone areas in The Hills Shire.