Broad-leaf Drumsticks (Isopogon anemonifolius)

Broad-leaf Drumsticks grows to 2 m high. Re-sprouts after fire from a lignotuber.

Leaves
flat and about 5-10 cm long, usually divided into 3 segments, again divided and lobed near tip. The younger leaves become red in the cooler months.

Flower
rounded flower heads terminating the branches. Yellow, in terminal sessile rounded heads about 4 cm in diameter. Flowers in spring and summer. Rounded fruit/cone found on the shrub at all times of the year, measuring up to 2 cm across. The common name “drumsticks” is in reference to the cone.

Found
occurs on coast and tablelands in New South Wales, south-eastern Queensland and eastern Victoria. Usually on sandstone, but also on granite in heath to dry sclerophyll forest. Related to Grevilleas and Banksias.

Broad-leaf Drumsticks (Isopogon anemonifolius)

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Isopogon
  • Species: I. anemonifolius
  • Binomial name: Isopogon anemonifolius