Plants of South Eastern New South Wales
Flower clusters and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberrra, ACT
Flowering stems. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberrra, ACT
Shrub usually to 2 m high. Leaves alternating up the stems or occasionally in loose clusters of 3, mostly 5–9 cm long, usually 1–3 mm wide, margins abruptly bent down, upper surface usually dotted, lower surface partly exposed, appressed hairy. Flower with 4 'petals' joined together in pairs, 'petals' white with brown hairs on the lobes, or rarely tinged pink, appressed hairy outside, profusely bearded inside. Gynoecium 7–13 mm long, style white becoming reddish, hairless. Flower clusters erect or often curved down, borne clear of the foliage, shortly and broadly one-sided, many-flowered. Flowers most of the year.
In the absence of specific information, seeds of all species of Grevillea have been keyed as having one wing.
Possible intergrades between Grevillea linearifolia and Grevillea patulifolia have been recorded in the Nowra/Conjola area.
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Grevillea~linearifolia (accessed 19 January, 2021)
Author: Betty Wood.