Banksia spinulosa - Hairpin Banksia
Family: Proteaceae

Ornamental dense shrub to 3m.
Bunches of large golden flowers.
Attractive woody fruits.
Tolerates poor soils.
Bird attracting.

Not endemic to the Big Scrub but an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland and widely distributed.
It has long narrow leaves with inflorescences which can vary considerably in colouration; while the spikes are gold or less commonly yellowish, the emergent styles may be a wide range of colours – from black, purple, red, orange or yellow.