Banksia spinulosa, common name, hairpin banksia, is a multi-stemmed lignotuberous
shrub 1–3 metres tall and 1–2 metres across. It has grey or grey-brown smooth bark with lenticels. The long, narrow leaves are 3–10 cm in length, 1–8 mm wide and linear in shape. Leaf edges are serrate toward the apex only. Immature leaves, which may also be seen after bushfire, are broader and serrated. The distinctive flower spikes occur through autumn and early winter. A spike may contain hundreds or thousands of individual flowers, The spikes are cylindrical, about 6–7cm wide and 6–15cm tall, yellow to golden orange in colour, with styles varying from yellow to pink, maroon, or black. The flower spikes are fairly prominently displayed and arise from two to three-year-old stem nodes. Old flower spikes fade to brown, then grey with age. Old flower parts usually persist for a long time, giving them a hairy appearance.
187.00 Location C11 Latitude; -38.4022900000000 Longitude; 146.056128000000
187.01 Location C11 Latitude; -38.4022920000000 Longitude; 146.056107000000
187.02 Location A7 Latitude; -38.4014300000000 Longitude; 146.053731000000
Significance to the Ganai community.
Banksias were known as Birrna, and the nectar from the flowers was collected. The dry cones were used for straining.
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