Plants of South Eastern New South Wales
Flower cluster and young seed case. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, ACT
Grey Spider Flower
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: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Grevillea~sphacelata (accessed 19 January, 2021)
Author: Betty Wood.