Plant of the Month — April 2020

Banksia horrida (Meisn.) A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele — Prickly Dryandra

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Banksia horrida (Prickly Dryandra) is a shrub growing to 2m high featuring acute, pungent leaves, hence the epithet horrida, from the Latin horridus, prickly. The attractive, fiery coloured flowers are grouped 30–60 per head and appear from March–June.

Prickly Dryandra occurs in a few localities in the central wheatbelt of WA between Tammin, Corrigin and Narembeen where it grows in gravelly clay and sand in kwongan.

Photo: R. Davis

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