Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea thyrsoides


Grevillea thyrsoides photo
Grevillea thyrsoides, Burnley Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Grevillea thyrsoides in Australia

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


Description
Grevillea thyrsoides is a spreading or prostrate groundcover shrub. Leaves are 25mm 120mm long and dissected. Leaf lobes are 2mm 30mm long and 0.5mm 1.5mm wide. Margins are revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein. Red or pink flowers are produced between August and November and intermittently through to March. Fruit are ellipsoidal, red-brown, 14mm 18mm long.

Height
0.3m

Spread
1.5m

Habitat
Woodland, shrubland, heathland in gravelly soil, sand, loam

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
endemic to Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Grevillea
Species:thyrsoides


Relatives in same Genus
  Grevillea agrifolia
  Grevillea alpina
  Grevillea angulata
  Grevillea arenaria
  Grevillea armigera
  Grevillea asparagoides
  Grevillea asplenifolia
  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
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