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Family Proteaceae

Grevillea speciosa ssp. speciosa - Red spider flower

Diagnosis: A shrub to 2 m tall, with ovate leaves and clusters of flowers on the end of the branches. The flowers are bright red and the red styles protrude about 20 mm from the perianth.

Flowering: Spring

Habitat: Open forest and heath, on sandy soils

Distribution: This form is endemic to the Sydney area, and is particularly common on the sandstone plateaus north of the harbour, the Ku-ring-gai and Brisbane Water national parks

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