Wednesday, May 18, 2011

woolly grevillea ~ 05/18/11 ~ CSUMB

woolly grevillea
Grevillea lanigera

Given that CSUMB tends to landscape with natives, this could be a CA native. However, I suspect it comes from South Africa or Australia. I have absolutely no idea where to start for an ID. Can anyone ID this wacky-looking plant?

ps 06/16/11 - I originally posted this as unknown red curly flower. I queried Megan and Matti from Far Out Flora who know quite a bit about succulents and Proteaceae. Thanks to Matti's comment below, I've corrected the ID above. This plant is native to southeastern Australia. There are numerous cultivars of this species and based on online pictures, I believe the one I found is either Mt. Tamboritha or Coastal Gem.


Matti said...

Sure looks like a Grevillea lanigera to me. Australian native, I believe. Matti

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Awesome, Matti. Thank you so much for helping me out with this ID.