Grevillea eriostachya

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Grevillea eriostachya
Grevillea eriostachya shrub.jpg
Photograph of a Grevillea eriostachya shrub, near Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. eriostachya
Binomial name
Grevillea eriostachya
Close up photograph of the flowers

Grevillea eriostachya, also known as the Yellow Flame Grevillea and the Desert Grevillea, is a shrub found in Western Australia, the south-west areas of the Northern Territory, and the north-west areas of South Australia.[1] Because of the sweet taste of the shrub's flowers, Australian Aborigines used it as a sweetener and to add variety to their meals.[2] Nectar eating birds are attracted to the flowers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Grevillea eriostachya". Australian Native Plants Society. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ A. Gould, Richard; Amorosi, Nicholas (1969). Yiwara: Foragers of the Australian Desert. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 16. ISBN 9780684310435. Retrieved October 13, 2016 – via Questia. (Subscription required (help)). 

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