Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Grevillea patulifolia

Common name

Swamp Grevillea



Where found

Forest, woodland and wet heath. Coast, ranges, and eastern edge of the tablelands north of Lake Tabouree. Coast and ranges south of Eden. Canberra.


Shrub to 2.5 m high or sprawling. Often rhizomatous. Leaf tips sharp. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5–5 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, upper surface granular or rough, margins abruptly bent down, lower surface exposed and appressed hairy or almost entirely obscured and with two grooves. Flowers with 4 'petals' joined together in pairs, 'petals' pale pink to dark mauve-pink or white, appressed hairy outside, bearded inside. Gynoecium usually 8–8.5 mm long, style pink or white, gently curved, with a sharp hook at the tip, mostly hairless. Flowers in many-flowered clusters. Flowers Aug.–Feb.

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.

All native plants on unleased land in the ACT are protected.

Rare Vic.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 19 January, 2021)