Flower of the Day – December 10 – Grevillea.

Grevilleas, sometimes known as a spider plant or the curiously named ‘toothbrush plant’, are native to Australia and surrounding islands, and are related to proteas like the pincushion plants from S Africa.

There are a huge variety of colours of these wonderful semi-tropical to temperate zone plants, notably whites, pinks, reds, orange, yellows and combinations of two or more.

They are a favourite of local possums and birds, such as honey-eaters, and bees as seen here crawling through the plant styles, while butterflies and moths are attracted to them as food for their hatching eggs.

This beauty was on a road verge at the front of a set of 8 villas. I think it may be a G. ‘Majestic’ or G. ‘Flamingo’??

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The sugary nectar is literally dripping from the styles while the bee seems more interested in the calyx beneath!

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Cee’s Flower of the Day – December 10, 2018

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2 comments

    • Thank you Sa – they do look Anemone like don’t they? You could easily imagine one waving about gracefully underwater.

      Someone beat me to it, but i did mange to find Cee’s beautiful white hydrangea from the 10th!

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