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~juncifoliaCreated: 27 Apr 2015 - Member - Stanley D
Updated: 29 Apr 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Stony Plains (STP), Finke (FIN), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Burt Plain (BRT), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Central Ranges (CER), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gibson Desert (GID), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Channel Country (CHC), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Tanami (TAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Gascoyne (GAS), Desert Uplands (DEU), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD)

Region Specifics

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

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