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!
Cee’s Flower of the Day – December 10, 2018
These look like sea anemones! So lovely! Oh, hello! I think I like to find photos of flowers to help identify. 🙂 Here’s one for the day: https://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2018/12/10/fotd-december-10-2018-with-butterfly/#comment-74119
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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!