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Grey Spider Flower

Grevillea buxifolia

Description:

Grevillea buxifolia, commonly known as the grey spider flower, is an Australian native species of the family Proteaceae. It grows in the coastal regions of NSW. The species forms a short shrub which grows upwards of 1.5 metres high. The numerous branches are covered in a reddish or brown hair and many leaves. Flowers sit at the termination of these: yellowish and white, pendulous star-shaped petals, set to appear in November. It is a very hardy bushland species.

Habitat:

Dense native bushland on the Girrakool Loop walking track, Girrakool National Park, NSW Central Coast. Sandy soils but lots of leaf litter, mostly dry area, sunny aspect. Close to Piles Creek and tributaries that flow for most of the year and would be torrents during heavy rainfall.


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Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Gosford, NSW, Australia

Lat: -33.43, Long: 151.28

Spotted on Nov 27, 2017
Submitted on Dec 8, 2017

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