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Desert grevillea or honeysuckle grevillea

Desert honeysuckle grevillea

Grevillea juncifolia

Family: Proteaceae

Open shrub to 4m tall with long thin leaves and golden yellow to orange flowers.

Preferred habitat is spinifex sand plains and red sand dunes - it is common around Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park.

Aboriginal people used the nectar straight from the plant or steeped the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.

Range is scattered throughout the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.

Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park

Near the first aviary in the Sand Country habitat.

Moore, P., 2005. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Reed New Holland, Sydney

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