Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Grevillea sphacelata

Common name

Grey Spider Flower



Where found

Dry forest and heath. Ranges and tablelands north from Morton National Park. Coastal north of Kiama to the Sydney area.


Shrub to 2.5 m high. Branchlets silky. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1–3 cm long, 20–40 mm wide, margins entire, and curved to rolled down, upper surface silky when young, ageing to hairless, lower surface densely silky. Flowers with 4 'petals' joined together in pairs, 'petals' pale brown, hairy. Gynoecium 9–12 mm long, style pinkish grey, hairy. Flower clusters umbel-like. Flowers all year but chiefly late winter–summer.

In the absence of specific information, seeds of all species of Grevillea have been keyed as having one wing.

PlantNET description:   (accessed 19 January, 2021)