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Grevillea rosmarinifolia (Rosemary Grevillea)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Grevilleoideae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Common name: Rosemary Grevillea

The Grevillea genus originates from Australia and some of the subtropical regions such as New Guinea or New Caledonia. The tropical and sub-tropical climates are the most appropriate for this flower to develop properly.
Grevillea rosmarinifolia is a many branched shrub (1 to 5 m) with ascending arching stems. The leaves resemble rosemary - narrow-linear, stiff with sharp points and curled-under margins, 0.8-3.8 cm long and 0.7–3 mm wide. It bears spider like racemes 4 to 7 cm long, of pink to light red clusters of flowers from winter to spring. The flowers are rich in nectar and attract nectarivorous insects and birds.

Growing at Lat 39 4' 13.416"S Long 174 5' 48.875"E Upper Te Henui Walkway