Grevillea asparagoides

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Grevillea asparagoides
Grevillea asparagoides.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. asparagoides
Binomial name
Grevillea asparagoides
Meisn.

Grevillea asparagoides is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It grows up from 0.5 to 2 metres in height and produces bright red flowers between July and December (late winter to early summer) in its native range.[1]

The species was first formally described by botanist Carl Meissner; his description was published in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis in 1856. The specific epithet is derived from a passing resemblance of the foliage to that of asparagus.[2]

The current status of the plant in its natural setting is poorly described and its range of occurrence might be further than found on databases.[3]

Cultivation[edit]

This species requires a well-drained soil and full sun. Propagation is from cuttings; grafting on the east coast of Australia may be required to ensure greater reliability.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grevillea asparagoides". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b Wrigley, J.W and Fagg, M. (1989). Bankias, Waratahs & Grevilleas. Australia: Collins. ISBN 0 7322 0020 2. 
  3. ^ http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=45354

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