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The Rock Grevillea - Grevillea heliosperma, also commonly known as the Red Grevillea, is a shrub native to northern Australia and a member of the family Proteaceae. Generally grows to around 3 to 5 m (13-20 ft) tall, rarely to 8 m (25 ft). The flowers are arranged in racemes and are red or pink. Flowers are followed by round 2.5-3 cm diameter woody fruit, each of which contains two seeds.
Usually found in open woodlands or on escarpments and ridges in sandy soils. This specimen was spotted at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. Of course it was located in the semi-arid section of the gardens.
I love all species of Grevillea. Their flowers never fail to attract all sorts of native birds.
Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jun 21, 2013