16 January 2012

Australian Native Grevillea

Not only native to Australia but (according to Wikipedia), also New Guinea, New Caledonia and Sulawesi; belonging to the Proteaceae family.

This one grew well above my head, amongst a bordering shrubbery of native plants down at the local wetland. You can be sure the rainbow-lorikeets are into the nectar stamens of an early morning.




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20 comments:

Giga said...

Przepiękny kształt kwiatu i kolor. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful flower shape and color. Yours.

TexWisGirl said...

you have such fabulous plants there! or perhaps its because you've got summer while we're very bland here! :)

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... your lovely flowers have really warmed me up. xx

CameraCruise said...

Great shots and beautiful flower!
Love to see blue sky, here the sky is grey.
Have a beautiful day.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms and a lovely blue sky. It looks like a beautiful day.

Julie said...

I love how the Grevillea brings out the native birds. Shame it also brings outs the noisy miners which are the bane of my life down here, with their sudden darts to ward off each and every intruder. Not a sparrow or a finch in sight anymore down here in the suburbs. Just noisy and common miners/minors/mynhahs and currawongs, and ibis.

Sivinden said...

Wonderful captures of a fascinating flower!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely!!! We are having snow here in Salem, Oregon at our house...does not happen often!
Hugs,
Jan

Marilyn said...

So gorgeous. I envy you with your gorgeous birds and wildlife. Please show a pic with the Lori's breakfasting.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful flower and lovely against the blue sky.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful photo of the flower and the blue sky.
Barb

Jeanne said...

These are gorgeous flowers Carole!

Arija said...

That is a real beauty with a full flowerhead unlike most Grevilleas that are more one sided.

Judy said...

What a perfectly wonderful tree/shrub!!! Beautiful flowers!!! I wonder if it would grow here...

Lina Gustina said...

Very unique flowers!
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Carole Meisenhelter said...

Not sure where you're living Judy but from your recent blog posts I see lots of 'frost'. Grevilleas wouldn't take kindly to the intense cold.

NixBlog said...

BeaUtiful blooms!

Andrea said...

Grevilleas are always lovely with those curling stamens, whatever species they are. I miss them, because we don't have them here.

kanak7 said...

Spectacular blooms and photos!!

Sharyl said...

Mmm...love those spiky-yet-soft looking flowers! Beautiful colors too!