Sunday, January 25, 2009

Today's Flowers # 24


Grevillea buxifolia ssp. buxifolia Grey Spider-flower
HABITAT: Open forest and heath, on sandy soils
FLOWERING: September - November

17 comments:

lili11 said...

weird looking flower. I'm glad you posted the pic. Thanks.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an interesting looking flower. Australia has some of the most exotic looking vegetation ... a cornucopia of diversity it would seem, especially matched up to the rest of the globe. We are battling with your maleleuca here, but mostly have it under control in Big Cypress National Preserve.

Leora said...

I've never seen a flower like that. Good to be introduced to new florals.

dot said...

Very unusual looking. I like it!

Darla said...

Wow, that's a new one to me.

Arija said...

I have not seen this grey variety before. We have the pink ones growing wild in our mountain garden though.
Nice shot and I like the unusual colour, what sort of birds/possums/insects does it attract?

Judy said...

I can see where the name came from! Very interesting shape!
Thanks for sharing!

Tammie Lee said...

ooh that is a wild creature, how wonderful.

Lilly said...

Arija: Most of my plant photos are taken from the wild near my house. So as far as I'm aware, Grevilleas are predominantly pollinated by birds.

ramblingwoods.com said...

It almost looks fuzzy..You did a great job of capturing a very interesting flower...

Carletta said...

Very interesting flower and I like the perspective you took in getting the photo.
Does look spidery.

Sandra said...

This picture looks really natural - thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Denise said...

Hi Lilly, this is such a beautiful photograph, thank you. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. Appreciated it very much.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Wow,

Is it a flower or a critter?
Interesting post.
Thanks for sharing.

Luiz

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting looking flower. It does look like a spider.

jeannette stgermain said...

Most interesting flower-thanks for sharing!jeannette

jeannette stgermain said...

Amazing - it does look like a furry spider - thanks for sharing - glad I found you!