Honeysuckle Oak or Spider Flower, Desert Grevillea

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: juncifolia
Main Flower Colour: Orange

Description

A small tree or shrub 2 to 7 mts tall, grows throughout inland Australia (not found in Victoria). Rush like leaves are 10 to 30 cms long Flowers are bright orange and yellow and produced most of the year, most prolific July to November.

Flowering start in July and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is orange.

Uses

Due to the large amount of nectar produced by the flowers, Aborigines suck the flower spikes on the branch as a sweet treat or soak the flowers in water to make a mildly intoxicating drink. Ants and birds find it attractive as well.

References

Atlas of Living Australia @
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:292941#tab_names
Australian Native Plant Society @ http://anpsa.org.au/g-jun.html
PlantNET : New South Wales Flora Online @
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Grevillea~juncifolia
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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

GAW - Gawler

STP - Stony Plains

FIN - Finke

MAC - MacDonnell Ranges

BRT - Burt Plain

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

CER - Central Ranges

GSD - Great Sandy Desert

GID - Gibson Desert

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

CHC - Channel Country

DMR - Davenport Murchison Ranges

TAN - Tanami

LSD - Little Sandy Desert

GAS - Gascoyne

DEU - Desert Uplands

MGD - Mitchell Grass Downs

Specifics

Specimen growing at Australian Arid Lands Garden, Port Augusta, and Kings Canyon, Uluru.

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