Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea asplenifolia (Fern-leaf Grevillea)


Grevillea asplenifolia photo
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Photograph by Danielle Langlois. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




FERN-LEAF GREVILLEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Grevillea asplenifolia in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Fern-leaf Grevillea

Description
The Fern-leaf Grevillea is a large, spreading shrub with long sawtooth leaves and red or pinkish-red toothbrush flowers covering the branches in spring and summer. The long leaves have a reddish rust tinge when young and the undersides are covered with silky brown hairs. The serrated leaves are 12cm - 28 cm long and 13mm - 23mm wide.

Height
2m - 3m

Spread
2m - 3m

Habitat
banks of creeks and gullies

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Blue Mountains region of New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Grevillea
Species:asplenifolia
Common Name:Fern-leaf Grevillea


Relatives in same Genus
  Grevillea agrifolia
  Grevillea alpina
  Grevillea angulata
  Grevillea arenaria
  Grevillea armigera
  Grevillea asparagoides
  Grevillea astericosa
  Grevillea baileyana
  Grevillea banksii prostrate
  Grevillea baueri
  Grevillea bipinnatifida
  Grevillea bronwenae
  Grevillea candelabroides
  Grevillea coccinea
  Grevillea concinna
  Grevillea corrugata
  Grevillea crithmifolia
  Grevillea decurrens
  Grevillea didymobotrya
  Grevillea dielsiana
  Grevillea dryandri
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