A prostrate shrub with a creeping, suckering habit with a height of not much more than 30 cm making it an ideal native ground cover.
Dark green divided leaves with a triangular or sickle shape segments. Its main flowering time is during spring with flower colours including cream, yellow, orange, pink, red and brown. Drought and frost resistant once established.
Dryandra was considered a separate genus until early 2007, when it was merged into Banksia.