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Rock Grevillea

Grevillea heliosperma

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

I love all species of Grevillea. Their flowers never fail to attract all sorts of native birds.

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Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jun 21, 2013

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