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Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'

Back in my comfort zone among our native flowers, I found it just too hot to stay out trying for a grevillea with a bee. At 9am it was already 30C, heading for 41C today. So inside to the trusty light box.
There are many varieties of these spectacular flowers, but I particularly like this one.  Grevillea flowers were a traditional favourite among Aborigines for their sweet nectar.  It could be shaken onto the hand to enjoy, or into a coolamon with a little water for a sweet drink. Best not to drink straight from the flowers as some species produce flowers containing toxic cyanide. So, it seems the nectar is OK, but not the flowers for human consumption. You have been warned!

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