This species forms a spreading shrub which grows up to 1 m (3 ft) in height. It has red or orange flowers which appear from early autumn to mid summer (March to January in Australia).
The species occurs in and around Perth on granite outcrops, hills and occasionally on poorly draining flat areas.
The species was first formally described in 1830 by botanist Robert Brown.
Two subspecies are recognised:
- Grevillea bipinnatifida R.Br. subsp. bipinnatifida
- Grevillea bipinnatifida subsp. pagna Cranfield
Other hybrids include:
- G. 'Molly' (a cross with G. aurea)
- G. 'Sunrise' (a cross with G. 'Clearview Robin')
- Olde, P. (July 2001). "Grevillea 'Claire Dee' - the Robyn Gordon of the West" (PDF). Grevillea Study Group newsletter (59): 5. ISSN 0725-8755. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- "Grevillea bipinnatifida". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
- "Grevillea bipinnatifida". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
- Australian Plant Name Index (APNI): Grevillea bipinnatifida