Common name: Pink Spider Flower, Silky Grevillea
Grevillea sericea subsp. sericea (Sm.) R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Grevillea stricta R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub 0.5–2 m tall. Branchlets angular and ridged, subsericeous.
Leaves narrowly obovate to elliptic or narrowly so or rarely sublinear, usually 4 cm long (very rarely linear and 6–9 cm long), (2-) 3–9 mm wide.
Some or all conflorescences standing clear of foliage. Flower colour: perianth deep to pale pink or rarely white or reddish outside, the exposed inner surface paler; style similar to perianth but paler.
Flowering: Flowers mainly July–January
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in N.S.W., widespread from southern parts of the Sydney Basin (Heathcote area) N to Toronto and Wyee area, and inland to the lower Blue Mtns, Glen Davis, and (in N of range) to Goulburn R. and almost to Mudgee.
Grows in heath and shrubby sclerophyll woodland and open forest, in sandy often skeletal soils over sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: *S.A.
Text by R.O. Makinson
Taxon concept: R.O. Makinson (Fl. Australia)
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