Sunday, April 12, 2009

Today's Flowers; Grevillia;



In the wild garden the Australian native Grevillias are flowering. This is Misty Pink.


A profusion of flowers on the shrub.

Grevillea is a member of the Protea family (Proteaceae). Grevillea is named after Charles Francis Greville who was one of the founders of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1804. There are over 300 species in the genus, most of which are endemic to Australia but a few species occur in Papua New Guinea and islands to Australia's north.
 
One of the great features of grevilleas in gardens (apart from the colourful flowers) is that many attract honey-eating birds which act as pollinators for the plants. A number of species rely on other methods of pollination, eg, beetles, moths, bees, ants, and even small marsupials
Source Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) click - ANPSA to read more about Grevillias.
Photos TS.
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19 comments:

Judy said...

Those are wonderful flowers!! very eye-catching! I bet they would not be winter-hardy here, though! You will simply have to post photos of them regularly for me!
Happy Easter!

Regina Marie said...

Gosh..gorgeous!!
I had posted the yellow ones last time but was just setting up my other web page(so I took them down)because I fell behind. The pink ones we have look slightly different? Yours are soo lovely!! We have the yellow mostly so we picked up a pink one. As I understand, Mr. Linky's will be up tomarrow? Let me know as I posted mine already..just can't link in yet? Thanks-

Wonder Turquette said...

Extraordinary! I'd never seen such a flower! Thank you for this very interesting post!

Oz Girl said...

What an amazing, beautiful and unique looking flower! I love your photos.

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are certainly eye catching flowers......

Gill in Canada

Denise said...

What an amazingly beautiful flower. Your Grevillias are again something I have never sene before and I have enjoyed learning about them. Thank you so much for sharing them. Gorgeous photographs!

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a delightful flower! Thanks for posting your photos; I might otherwise have never seen this particular plant.

Raven said...

What beautiful pink grevillias - I didn't know they came in pink - I have seen mainly the orange and yellow. Yours are stunning.

Pacey said...

Wow, I'm seeing so much flowers that are new to me. This grevillas are so attractive. Another never seen before.

Kendris said...

Definitely not something that you see in Oklahoma! Thanks for the photos & the information!

Carletta said...

These are lovely!
I love the closeup of the first one - great detail.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Arija said...

That is a particularly pretty specimen, somehow doubt it would do well in our dry climate though.

VALKYRIEN said...

That is both an interesting and a gorgeous flower! And great photos!

Tulip said...

lovely flowers, such a unique. happy easter!

guild-rez said...

Love your Today's Flower pictures.
For me a quite unusual plant I have ever seen before!
Thank you for sharing.
Gisela

Titania said...

Judy I am not sure, but I think this Grevillia is not hardy. There must be frost hardy G. around from Australia's cold climate.

Regina Marie, thank you for your comment, my time is different too.

Wonder Turquette, thank you for your visit.

Thank you oz girl for your kind comment.

Titania said...

Thank you for the comments.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful, Titania! I think I have seen these flowers in the Tablelands near Atherton. They are lovely and attract birds too. Thank you for your visit to my sky watch. Thanks also for your comment! Have a great weekend!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.