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Work with Banksia montana has provided a testing ground for translocating plants
Work with Banksia montana has provided a testing ground for translocating plants (Photo: DEC, Greg Freebury)

Known from fewer than 40 plants in the Stirling Range, this endemic perennial is at risk of extinction due to disease and frequent fire. No suitable disease-free sites were found within the species’ historic range so the Department of Environment and Conservation has introduced Banksia montana to a lowland site to assist survival. These plants, now numbering over 100, cope well with the warmer environment, flowering and fruiting earlier than in the wild.