Isopogon anemonifolius is a shrub of the family Proteaceae which is
native to eastern New South Wales in Australia. It occurs naturally in
woodland, open forest, and heathland on sandstone soils. Described in
1796 by Richard Salisbury, I. anemonifolius usually ranges between 1
and 1.5 metres (3 1⁄4 and 5 feet) in height, generally being smaller
in exposed heathland. Its leaves are divided and narrow, though broader
than those of the related Isopogon anethifolius, and have a purplish
tinge during the cooler months. The yellow flowers appear during late
spring or early summer and are displayed prominently. They are followed
by round grey cones, which give the plant its common name drumsticks.
The small hairy seeds are found in the old flower parts. A long-lived
plant (up to 60 years), I. anemonifolius resprouts from its woody base
after bushfire. It grows readily in the garden if located in a sunny or
partly shaded spot with sandy soil and good drainage.
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