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(Swamp Banksia, Broad-leaved Banksia)
Erect, multi-stemmed shrub to 3.5m. Stiff leaves to 30cm in whorls. Compact flower brushes to 20cm, green turning creamy-yellow, spring to summer. Woody fruits containing seed capsules, remain on bush.
Where to look: Outside A&E from the northern deck, near rock pools and throughout the gardens.
Semi-deciduous tree to 10m of drier rainforests. Branchlets and petioles densely hairy. Leaves alternate, compound, 8 to 12 leaflets to 6cm long. Perfumed, yellow, 5-petalled flowers to 20mm. Brown, cylindrical seed pods to 30cm long.
Where to look: At entrance to gardens, traffic island in Palm Creek Rd.