Note: This webpage is being reviewed as some species included here may be Banksia cunninghamii.
As the images show, the flower's styles are like hairpins.
It flowers in autumn and winter, and besides the black styles shown in the image to the right, the hairpins also come in purple, red and yellow - see images below.
The photos were taken in the Lane Cove and Blue Mountains National Parks.
Its new growth in spring is very distinctive.